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As explored in my previous blog post, CSS is a powerful tool that makes websites a lot more exciting and visually pleasing. You can style text (mainly links), but you can also add an additional layer of styling to text and images: hover effects. This means when you move your cursor over a specific set of text or an image, something will happen.

Bookmark this blog as a cheat sheet to use for reference when styling your next project or website!


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Without CSS, websites would be sad and dull. CSS allows almost every detail on a website to be customized and styled. When you’re first learning CSS, it can get challenging to recall every property of every element that can be styled– especially text.

This will serve as a cheat sheet for some of the most common ways you can style text with CSS. Bookmark it for future reference! …or at least until you commit these to memory!


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Picture this…you have created an amazing Rails app that you love dearly, but no one can see it beyond people at your computer via rails s . Tragic. Thankfully, there is a solution: Heroku. Heroku is a service that allows you to deploy your Rails app to a website that all of your friends and family can see, without being tied to a local server.


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Rails is an incredible framework that simplifies any developer’s day-to-day job. Despite its remarkable efficiencies, the learning curve to get to the point where things were “easier” was a tough one for me to round. One of the most important concepts was MVC, or model-view-controller. It is essential for any new developer to have a confident grasp on what MVC means and how it fits in to your Rails workflow. Each piece of MVC serves a unique purpose to power your web app. …


What are conditionals?

In Ruby, there are occasions where we want to check for a condition and then based on it, perform specific actions. These are called conditionals and help your data do the correct action at the right time.

There are words that help determine which route your code should go down. These are if, each, elsif, and else. We are going to learn what each of these words means and how it provides code with a specific path to follow.

In our example, we will be using 2 Pokemon (and some of their respective qualities) to better understand what conditionals are…

Peyton Doyle

marketer turned programmer, based in DC.

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