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Color on the Web


Color on the Web

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This interactive tutorial will give participants a good understanding of the hexadecimal number system for expressing color on the web. Upon completion participants will have enough understanding to be able to calculate the hexadecimal code for any color they wish to use. The tutorial includes an interactive calculator at the end, in which participants can enter a six digit RGB code, select enter, and see a web-page background of that color.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: June 01, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 12, 2014
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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Kenyada McLeod
37 weeks ago

Kenyada McLeod (Administrator)

This is a fantastic resource!  I teach web design and this can definitely be used in my course.  One criticism is the fact that the button does not appear to work on the last exercise (experiment with color).

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes
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Avatar for James Myers
6 years ago

James Myers (Student)

Very good, thank you!

Avatar for Lynn Aaron
9 years ago

Lynn Aaron (Faculty)

This tutorial discusses color on Web pages and provides explains use of the
hexadecimal system to identify color. It takes about ten minutes to go through.
The material is valid; the presentation is attractive and interesting. It is
presented in short chunks with optional interactive elements for which immediate
feedback is available.

Technical Remarks:

The site worked for me. No additional technology was needed.

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