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colour for the cipher solver worksheets (part 2 of 4)

Ciphr-Solvr: Your cipher solver

In this worksheet we will use CSS to improve the layout of our basic HTML form.

CSS is a programming language used to make HTML cool and stylish, and to make things move.

We will use it to line up the textboxes and buttons on the form.

The tasks in this worksheet need to go in the style.css file in or in the CSS box in jsfiddle:

Pro-Tip Use the Material Design colours to find your favourite colours, and use the Material Design styling rules to make your cipher tools beautiful.

Task 1. Fabulous Forms

Format the layout and colours of your Ciphr-Solvr form with the CSS below.

form {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 400px;
  padding: 1em;
  border: 1px solid #CCC;
  border-radius: 1em;

form div + div {
  margin-top: 1em;

Pro-Tip Experiment with other options you can use to make the form exactly as you like it.

Task 2. Tremendous Textboxes

Choose the label fonts and line up the text with the boxes using the CSS below:

label {
    display: block;
    font: 1rem 'Roboto', sans-serif;

label {
    margin: .4rem 0;

label {
  display: inline-block;
  width: 90px;
  text-align: right;

I like Roboto but you can chose anything you like.

Task 3. Frenetic Fonts

These show how to define your own styling tags.

.small {
    font: italic 13px Roboto;

.heavy {
    font: bold 30px Roboto;

.Rrrrr {
    font: italic 40px Roboto;
    fill: red;

You can take full control of text styling to make beautiful banners.

Note Add some svg text with class="Rrrrr" to see what happens :-)

Task 4. Incredible Inputs

Make the input boxes a nice size and colour with these CSS lines:

textarea {
  font: 1em sans-serif;
  width: 300px;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  border: 1px solid #999;
  background-color: #c0f;

textarea:focus {
  border-color: #000;

Take some time to play around to find out what you can control.

Task 5. Bountiful Buttons

Buttons need round corners and colours to encourage you to press them.

button {
  padding-left: 90px;

button {
  font-size: 15px;
  padding: 5px;
  background-color: #084CA1;
  cursor: pointer;
  font-family: 'Droid Serif', serif;
  border: 1px solid gray;

Find out what you can do with them!

Task 6. Colour me beautiful

Replace my horrible colours with your favourites from the Material Design colours

Use the Material Design styling rules to make your cipher tools beautiful.

The next worksheet shows you how to link the text boxes and buttons, and add the cipher functions, with JavaScript.


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