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Understanding Web Color, Resolution, and File Formats

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In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the RGB color system

arrow Working with 24-bit and 8-bit color depth

arrow Demystifying hexadecimal color

arrow Understanding web-image and monitor resolution

arrow Surveying common web-image formats and compression schemes

Understanding the roles that color, image and monitor resolution, image compression, and file formats play in websites is essential to being an effective designer. Admittedly, the way that color works on the computer screen may be one of those mysteries that many folks just appreciate without really caring how it actually works. Designers — even many web designers — just want their stuff to look good. But in the print world, designers must know how the color printing process works in order to get ...

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