All You Need to Know About CSS Colors in Web Design

Posted on: November 27, 2013 | By: 

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color_wheelColor has the most profound effect on the way a website is designed. Though typography and layout have their impact too, visuals help showcase a spectacular image of a web page. You can pick neon pink or tea pink depending on the website theme. Here is a brief overview of color values as manipulated in the CSS of a web design.

The basic objectives include: evaluate the range of options, evaluate basic codes for colors, check for transparency and opacity, and investigate color psychology and different theories of color to know which colors suit the theme.

The color details in CSS are unlimited and it is up to you how you decide which color to choose. It should be based on the cross browser compatibility and other constraints of your web pages. For any given color, there is already a defined hex, RGB, and HSL equivalent, your job is to find the value.

1)     A hex value always begins with # tag. The # is then followed by six hexadecimal digits. Hex supports a wide range of color and that’s why it remains popular for its precision.

2)     RGB value uses 0 to 255 numbers for each of the shades made with green, red, and blue. This makes the values easier to read.

3)     HSL actually allows us to describe the brightness, hue, and saturation values. Through these values, it’s easier to discriminate between colors because we declare them being lighter or darker.

4)     Color keywords help explain CSS notations to beginners. Color values define colors and CSS in the simplest method. It actually delivers a base set of values that describe the color in the most recognizable manner.

5)     The next value is system colors that allow you to match a specific set of colors to the operating system’s default color values.

6)     CSS3 introduced the concept of opacity and transparency in the world of CSS. Now you can put semi-transparent layers onto different sets of colors and control the transparency of objects.

Colors play a major role in web designing and we can control the implementation of colors through CSS. Whether we play with contrast, transparency, opacity, hues, or brightness, our goal is to create web pages that are aesthetically appealing and relate to our prospective visitors.

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