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 03-18-2004, 03:39 AM PM User | #12 shlagish Senior Coder   Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: Canada Posts: 1,063 Thanks: 2 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Q: How can I specify colour? A: There are three ways.Using the name of the colour Using an rgb value such as rgb(255,255,255) Using a hexadecimal value such as #FFFFFF Using the name of the colour Just enter a colour name that is accepted. A list of accepted colours can be found... well, here:aqua black blue fuchsia gray green lime maroon navy olive purple red silver teal white (white, but you can't see it because of the background) yellow Using an rgb value With this method, you specify the amount of red, green and blue respectivly there is in the colour for a maximum of 255. so this: rgb(255,0,0) is red. rgb(0,255,0) is green rgb(0,0,255) is blue. rgb(0,0,0) is black (no colour) and rgb(255,255,255) is white (all colours) Using a hexadecimal value This is pretty much the same as rgb, except you give the values in hexadecimal. The first two numbers are for red, the last two are for blue and the middle two are for green. #redredgreengreenblueblue so this: #FF0000 is red. #00FF00 is green #0000FF is blue. #000000 is black (no colour) and #FFFFFF is white (all colours) But you can also shorten the hex value if all the colors are represented by a pair of numbers. ex: #FFFFFF, #000000, 5544FF, 996633, etc. Just replace the pair with a single number #FFF, #000, #54F, #963 One more thing. In CSS, we use color (background-color). but don't be confused, the proper english is indeed colour (with the u). So if you want your text colour to be red, you can put: body { color: red; } or body { color: rgb(255,0,0); } or body { color: #FF0000; } or even body { color: #F00; } __________________ Shawn Last edited by liorean; 01-07-2005 at 04:58 PM.. Reason: Making red really red