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Posts Tagged ‘colours’

CSS From Scratch. 8:1 Pseudoclasses

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The commonest use of pseudoclasses is to add styles for different states of an anchor (link) element. This includes the hover state – when the mouse hovers over an element, the style changes. Internet Explorer only recognises hover on an anchor tag, but other browsers may allow hover states on any other elements. The basic […]

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HTML From Scratch. 7:2 Tables

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Before CSS, HTML tables were often used for layout and positioning. This is still a common practice, although frowned upon as the code can be hard to alter later. Using HTML tables for layout is also not semantic code, and therefore does not represent best practice. The semantic use of an HTML table is for […]

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CSS From Scratch. 4:5 Decimal Colours and Alpha Transparency

Friday, August 5th, 2011

A more modern way to represent the 256 possible values of each small light for use in CSS is to use decimal notation. Some people find this easier to understand. Each colour of light is represented by a number between 0 and 255. The numbers are usually written like this: rgb(255,0,0) Notice that the numbers […]

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Colour Associations for Web Designers

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

I recently found a fascinating article showing research on people’s perceptions, associations and preferences for colours, by Joe Hallock. He outlines research on colour perceptions and associations, focusing on the work of Bradford J. Hall (Among Cultures: The Challenge of Communications 2002). Faber Birren Previously, Faber Birren (1961) had stated that colours were inherently associated […]

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