SitePoint Code Challenge: CSS — Things Are About to Get Dicey

Sarah Hawk

We’re running a series of code challenges on the SitePoint Forums, and this week’s challenge is to create a die face using the following HTML:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Dicey Challenge</title>
<style type="text/css">
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>	
</div>
</body>
</html>

You will need to set the containing box to position relative, then absolutely position the six child divs within it and user border radius to transform them into circles. Your result should look something like this…

Dice challenge

Advanced Level Challenge
Using 3D transforms, present three sides of the die. You may modify the HTML as needed.

Expert Level Challenge
Spin the die 360 degrees on :hover.

You can find the answer here.

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  • http://John-mulligan.com John M

    Nice! that a cool way to demonstrate some important techniques

    • http://thehawk.wordpress.com Sarah Hawk

      Glad you liked it John. The next challenge is coming up soon so keep an eye out. :)