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Chapter 15. Color > Color for the Web

Color for the Web

One important goal that Web designers have had to keep in mind from the outset has been to choose colors that will display consistently in a variety of settings, while avoiding colors that may not be available. Now that 16-bit monitors are becoming commonplace (and some monitors have even higher resolutions than that), choosing colors is less worrisome, as these monitors are capable of displaying a wide range of colors.

When designing Web graphics for viewers using 8-bit monitors, your color choices are more limited. The various platforms and browsers have only 216 colors in common, but if you stick with these “Web-safe” colors, you can pretty much depend on your colors looking as you intended. Steer clear of non-Web-safe colors, which can look different from one platform or browser to the next when viewed on an 8-bit monitor.


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