Color Table for HTML 3.0

By Jim Hobbs, Online Services Coordinator, Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans

Use the following codes when defining the background color and text and link colors in HTML 3.0 documents. These are the 216 colors which Netscape Navigator can use without dithering. This means that these colors load quickly. Any other colors require mixing two of these colors which takes longer to load. The faster a page loads, the less likely a viewer is to hit Stop and go elsewhere. This list is in alphabetical by color name in three columns.

Here's an example: <body bgcolor="#000015" text="#000020" link="#000050" vlink="#000050" alink="#000050">

And here's an outline of the scheme:

View color codes

Change text color by starting the text with <font color="#code"> and ending it with </font>.

Color can also be used with tables.

View color codes


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