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Web Design Guidelines: Color & Graphics

Use Web Safe Colors for Text and Backgrounds

Web browsers use HTML to display colored text, links, and background colors. There are two ways to specify color in HTML, either with hexadecimal values (e.g., FFFFFF) or with color names such as red, or green. Unfortunately, few of the named colors are browser-safe, so it is best to stick with browser-safe hexadecimal values when specifying HTML-based color.

Use this table to translate from RGB values to browser-safe hexadecimal values:

RGB Percentages Hex
255 100 FF
204 80 CC
153 60 99
102 60 66
51 20 33
0 0 00


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