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Hour 11. Custom Backgrounds and Colors > Background and Text Colors

Background and Text Colors

To specify blue as the background color for a page, put bgcolor="blue" inside the <body> tag. Of course, you can use many colors other than blue. You can choose from the 16 standard Windows colors: black, white, red, green, blue, yellow, magenta, cyan, purple, gray, lime, maroon, navy, olive, silver, and teal. (You can call magenta by the name fuchsia and cyan by the name aqua if you want to feel more artsy and less geeky.)

You can also specify colors for text and links in the <body> tag. For example, in Figure 11.1 you'll notice the following <body> tag:


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