Chapter 17  Adding a Splash of Color to Your Web Designs

Boldly be a pop of color in a black and white world. —Kate Smith

This chapter covers

  • Learning some color basics
  • Understanding how CSS uses color
  • Applying a color to an element
  • Adding background colors
  • Creating color gradients

CSS offers all the tools you need to add a dash of color to your headings, text, links, and backgrounds. You learn how to use those tools in this chapter, as well as how to wield a few special CSS tools for building color gradients that will raise the “wow” factor on your pages.

Understanding Colors

The good news about understanding colors for use in your web designs is that you don’t need to understand much. Yes, entire books have been written on color theory, ...

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