Brown and Cony

May 04, 2019

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Please hover over the Brown's face then hover over the right area of him! (Brown is the name of the brown bear.)

This is the very first project in my coding life! After I learned HTML and CSS online, I decided to create a cute project to practice the knowledge. Those characters are Brown and Cony from LINE, and they are a cute couple😻

How to create the bear and the bunny?

Did you see that Brown inclines his head and also a speech bubble? Isn't this cute?

I used <div>s for all of the parts besides eyes then styled with CSS. His eyes are created with an unordered list with two empty list items. Use border-radius to make content round, apply color with background-color. For the code sustainability, save the colors in :root. :root comes the very beginning of the .css:

:root { --maincolor: #6f4343; --conycolor: #fffff8; --conyoutline: #645e5e; }

In this project, I have three colors saved in :root. When you want to change the color, all you need to do is just updating the color in :root instead of checking and changing all colors in the code 🙌

You can also set sizes in :root, for example, set your <h1> - <h5> font-size or margin size and use it repeatedly in the project.

How to apply :root value in CSS?

You can apply the value to the element using the keyword var:

.face { background-color: var(--maincolor); }

Now the .face background-color is --maincolor, which is #6f4343! You can just swap the color name (background-color: #6f4343) with background-color: var(value-name)🥳

How to create a speech bubble

leaverou.github.io is my speech bubble reference. This tutorial is really simple, and it's helpful to understand how to create a speech bubble in CSS; I highly recommend playing around in this tutorial page.

I used a <div> and pseudo-selectors, :before and :after to create this speech bubble. :before and :after (it's also written with two colons like ::before/ ::after) creates pseudo-elements that allows you to insert contents without HTML element.

According to Mozilla.org,

It is often used to add cosmetic content to an element with the content property. It is inline by default.

How to create a heart

To create a heart, I combined one square and two circles.

  1. Create a square then tilt it 45 degrees.
  2. Then use :before and :after pseudo selector and create two circles. Since those elements have a width of the square, I set width and height 100%.
  3. Place one circle to the top left of the square perimeter which becomes the circle's diameter, and another circle to the top right.

Tad-dah - It's a heart now🧡

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