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Sams Teach Yourself Internet and Web Basics All in One by T. Michael Clark, Bob Temple, Ned Snell

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Choosing Custom Colors for a Whole Page

In general, the visitor's browser—including Netscape and Internet Explorer—chooses the colors for the text and background of a page. Folks are then free to choose color schemes they find pleasing to their own eyes, and to have all Web pages show those colors, unless…

Unless the Web author (that's you) has applied custom colors. Custom colors are selected colors for the background and text that override the browser's color settings so that the Web author—not the browser—controls the color of text and the background.

Note that custom colors affect only text and background colors. They have no effect on the ...

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