Quick Reference: Applying Color

Learning to control and apply color in Web pages is easy and fun. Remembering all the different methods for adding color can become confusing, however. The following chart lists the different ways you can use Cascading Style Sheets to apply color to the different elements on your pages:

To Do This

Use This

Control background color (CSS)

selector {background-color: value}
example: body {background-color: red}

Control foreground (font) color (CSS)

selector {color: value}
example: h1 {color: red}

Specify colors by hex code (HTML or CSS)

CSS example:td {background-color: #ff0000}
HTML example: <td bgcolor="#ff0000">

Specify colors by rgb percentages (CSS only)

example: body {color: rgb(100%,0%,0%)}

Specify colors by rgb numeric values (CSS only)

example: body {color: rgb(255,0,0)

Create a special class selector (CSS)

example : h1.red

Apply a class to an element

<element >
example: <h1 class=“red”>

How to Do Everything with HTML & XHTML
How to Do Everything with HTML & XHTML
ISBN: 0072231297
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 126

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