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CSE 102 Introduction to Web Design and Programming Color
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Color More & more internet surfers use high quality monitors As a result, color & graphics are becoming increasingly important to Web page design Color use can be a highly subjective
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What is Color? Hue (color) – spectral wavelength composition of a color Value (intensity ) – relative lightness or darkness Chroma (Saturation) – purity of a color from gray to the most vivid color
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Electromagnetic Spectrum
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Monitors A pixel color is a combination of red, blue, and green RGB values typically 0 – 255, which means 255 3 possible colors 16,777,216
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Color Harmony Implies a color scene is neither boring nor chaotic people respond well to the harmonious use of color Techniques for color harmony: don’t use too many colors (overwhelming) Use no more than 4 or 5 colors don’t use too few (boring) use proper color contrast Be conservative in your use of color Design for monochrome first
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course CSE 102 taught by Professor Richardmckenna during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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