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Select color scheme (or make up a new one). I haven't yet begun to experiment with color, but it won't be difficult. Except for graphics, color choices are only a few, primarily background and the choices associated with links. You might build a table where each cell had a different color, but that's for later.

You can understand colors and the codes by which we specify them by looking at the olynet html color page.

If you want to build an interactive color selector into your template, try Bill Parke's RGB Color Selector, a custom color-selector dialog with decimal and hex modes.


Q. What is the difference between the R.G.B. format and the C.M.Y.K. format for saving photos?

A. R.G.B. stands for red, green and blue, the colors that combine to make all the colors on a computer monitor. Most digital cameras save photos in R.G.B. mode, and most pictures you see on Web pages use R.G.B. as well.

C.M.Y.K., or cyan, magenta, yellow and black, is named for the colors that combine to make all the colors in most printed documents, from books and magazines to posters and brochures. Converting an R.G.B. file to the C.M.Y.K. format can make the colors in the image look very different.

If you mainly send pictures by e-mail, keep the files in R.G.B., because some computers have trouble opening C.M.Y.K. photos. If you intend to use them for printing, save them in the C.M.Y.K. format and be prepared to tinker in an image-editing program to get them to look like what you see on your computer screen. J. D. BIERSDORFER, October 7, 2004.

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