#Space Worksheet 1.5
You need to find the JSFiddle link for the solar system that you made last week - if for whatever reason you can't or you have lost it I have made you a starting jsfiddle - you will need to fork it before you start!
##Task 1 - Hex Colours
There are many ways to represent colours with computers - we've been telling our svg shapes to be "red" or "yellow" or "green" - this isn't great if you want a specific colour green!
###Option A - rgb values
This gets you three values (Red, Green, Blue) - 0 means you've got none of that colour, 255 means a lot of that colour. So:
- red would be 255,0,0
- green would be 0,255,0
- purple would be 153,51,204
###Option B - Hex Values
this is what most people use now
Basically a more efficient way of representing a rgb value - Instead of going from 0 to 255, you go from 00 to FF
- red would be #FF0000
- green is #00FF00
- purple would be #9933CC
Try making each of your planets a more accurate colour in your solar system. There are some links at the bottom of the page to get some hex color codes quickly!
##Task 2 - Gradients
<linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="100%" y2="0%"> <stop offset="0%" stop-color="#1AD6FD"/> <stop offset="100%" stop-color="#1D62F0" /> </linearGradient> <circle cx="100" cy="100" r="100" fill="url(#grad1)" />
- id = the name of the gradient - needed to give to the circle's fill attribute
- x1 & x2 = start and stop x values = these go from 0 to 100 to make our gradient
- y1 & y2 = start and stop y values = these stay constant for our example
- stop offset
- offest = how far down the gradient you want the colour
- stop-color = hex code for the stop point
<radialGradient id="grad2" cx="50%" cy="50%" r="50%" fx="50%" fy="50%"> <stop offset="0%" stop-color="#ffcc00" /> <stop offset="100%" stop-color="#cc0000" /> </radialGradient> <circle cx="100" cy="100" r="100" fill="url(#grad2)" />
- id = used to connect with the shapes you want that colour
- cx & cy = represent the center coordinates for the outer circle
- r = how far the gradient should go out from the center
- fx & fy = denote the coordinates for the inner circle
In your solar system - make Earth use a horizontal linear gradient from green to blue. If you get time make your sun become a radial gradient.
##Useful Colour Links