CSS Color Syntax

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CSS 2 Named Colors

black #000000 white #ffffff silver #c0c0c0 gray #808080 red #ff0000 maroon #800000 yellow #ffff00 olive #808000 lime #00ff00 green #008000 aqua #00ffff teal #008080 blue #0000ff navy #000080 fuchsia #ff00ff purple #800080 orange #ffa500

CSS code example:

p {color:red}

CSS 3 Named Colors

CSS Color Names

RGB Hexadecimal

Value is:

The RGB color model uses 3 values, for {Red, Green, Blue}, each with a value range from 0 to 255, in 2 hexadecimal digits.

p { color: #ffc0cb }

When using hexadecimal, if digit for each value are repeated, it can be abbreviated to just 3 hex digits. Like this:

color: #00ff77;

same as

color: #0f7;

RGB Integer

RGB color by integer, 0 to 255

p { color: rgb(255, 192, 203) }

RGB Percent

p { color: rgb(100%, 75%, 79%) }

HSL Color Syntax

p {color:hsl( 0, 100%, 50%)}

see CSS: HSL Color

Opacity

CSS: Opacity

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CSS Basics

  1. Basics
  2. Tag Matching Tutorial
  3. Selector Syntax
  4. Units

Color

  1. Color Syntax
  2. Color Names
  3. Opacity
  4. Linear Gradient
  5. Radial Gradient

Font

  1. font-family
  2. Standard Web Fonts
  3. font-size
  4. Meaning of Font Size
  5. Font Weight
  6. Chinese Font Names

Box Model

  1. Border
  2. Outline
  3. Margin vs Padding
  4. Box Sizing

Layout

  1. Layout Tutorial
  2. Display Property
  3. Position: static, relative, fixed, absolute
  4. Pure CSS Table
  5. Tabbed Menu
  6. 3 Columns Page Layout
  7. Multi-Column Layout for Text Flow
  8. Fix Element to Window
  9. Centering
  10. Flowing List
  11. z-index
  12. Text Over Image
  13. Text Flow Around Image
  14. OverFlow, Scrollbar

Transform/Animation

  1. 2D Transform
  2. Transition
  3. Animation

Line Wrap, Justification

  1. Line Wrap
  2. Text Alignment, Justification
  3. Match first-letter and first-line
  4. “:before”, “:after”
  5. Text Decoration: Underline, Overline, Line-Through
  6. Letter Spacing, Word Spacing

Box Decoration

  1. Box Shadow
  2. Text Shadow
  3. Round Corners
  4. Background Image
  5. Image Rollover

Misc

  1. Computed Style
  2. Pseudo Class vs Pseudo Element
  3. Media Query
  4. Variable
  5. calc
  6. Reset
  7. user-select
  8. Data URI Scheme
  9. protocol-relative URL
  10. Default Unit
  11. Declaring Character Set in CSS File
  12. Jargons Explained: Tag, Element, Node, Object, Attribute, Property, Method
  13. Display Table on Small Screen
  14. Fixed Aspect Ratio
  15. Add Icon to Links
  16. Progress Bar Example

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