Show a number

Create a web page and apply CSS using an embedded style block.

Our first step is to make a web page with a number on it. Create a file called index.html that looks something like this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
	<title>The title of my page</title>

	<style type="text/css">
	/* CSS goes here */
	<!-- HTML goes here -->

Now you’ll write some HTML inside the body tag and some CSS in the style tag of the HTML file.

Add a div with a number of your choice inside. Add some styles to make it big and colourful. Try using font rules, color, background-color, and more.

Use git to add your files

Run git status to see what has changed. You should see something like:

On branch master
Untracked files:
  (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)


nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)

Now run git add index.html to track that file. That tells git to watch it for changes.

If there are files that you don’t want git to track, don’t add them using git add. For example: you might see index.html~. That’s a local backup file created by your computer, so you don’t need to git add it.

To commit your changes to git, run git commit -m "my message". The message should be something to remind you of the changes you’ve just made. You might write git commit -m "Added my first number".

You should commit your code early and often. A commit should contain a small but meaningful change to your code, and should be a complete and working piece of code. (This will be especially important when you’re working on a shared codebase! Small commits are easier to work with and merge together.)

Push it to GitHub

In GitHub create a new repository called Playing-With-Matches:

You will be presented with a few different setup options, you need to follow the instructions under:

...or push an existing repository from the command line

the parameters will be specific to your environment and you can copy and paste them into your terminal.

The command would look like this, with your own git username:

git remote add origin<username>/Playing-With-Matches.git

To send your code to GitHub, run git push -u origin master. You’ll only need the -u the first time you push: it means set (and remember) that the master branch on my machine and the master branch on GitHub are linked. After that, you can use git push origin master or git push.