IN THIS CHAPTER
Setting color attributes
Using the three C's: complement, contrast, and coordination
Using color names and hex numbers
Popular graphics formats
Setting background and foreground colors
Adding background images
Setting image size
Solving image problems
Color is your most powerful tool when you create your Web site. How you use color in your Web site determines one of two outcomes:
Visitors will come back to your Web site and perhaps comment on what a nice Web site you have.
Your Web site will become the object of education in what not to do.
This chapter discusses not only how to set color attributes in HTML and CSS but, also the proper use of color so that you can avoid the second outcome. This discussion not only includes information about how to select background, text, and graphic colors to give your site's pages the greatest impact for visitors, but also how to select colors. While we cannot guarantee exact color matches across screen types, we can try to get as close as possible.
When you start your Web browser for the first time, the browser has default settings for how certain elements on a page (such as links, text, headers, and so on) will appear on the screen. However, you can customize the colors on the screen in Internet Explorer (IE), FireFox, and practically any other browser, no matter what computer or operating system you run.
Major browsers in computing ...