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3.1. Color on the Web

The Web requires designers to think about color in new ways. In part, it means understanding color in a more technical manner—the appearance of a page can benefit greatly if a designer knows what's going on "under the hood." The peculiarities of working with color in web design are functions of the following simple principles:

  • Monitors. Web pages are displayed on computer monitors, therefore the basic rules of how computers and monitors handle color apply to web pages as well.

  • Browsers. Because browsers have built-in resources for rendering color when running on systems with limited color display capacity, they can alter the appearance of the colors in your pages.

  • HTML. Colors on a web page that are not part of a graphic (for example, background and text colors) need to be properly identified in the HTML tags of the document. Specifying color in HTML is covered in Chapter 5.


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