Tip: Great website for choosing web-safe colors

Have you ever had to choose a logo, background or type color for display on a web page? Often they are described in numbers or letters–something like this: #999966 (a brownish/green), or #00FFFF (an aqua blue).

I just came across a really great article, filled with information about web-safe colors and how to avoid dithering when choosing colors. In addition, the site just looks great (like a trip through Willy Wonka’s crayon factory–if he had one). What really makes it special is the fact that the site has not only 216 web-safe swatches for Windows and Mac users, but it also shows text in over 200 colors.


Screen shot of a web-safe color chart on yourhtmlsource.com

You can find the page at www.yourhtmlsource.com and I plan to be a frequent visitor to the site. While you’re there, check out the many other resources and tutorials. Here’s a quote from the site to leave you with: “We use (and teach) valid HTML and CSS, for your comfort and safety.”

Comfort, safety and nice colors to choose from. What could be better on a Monday morning? Enjoy!