Choosing a background color or image


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Choosing a background color or image

Now that the text and links are worked out, we'll add a background color or image to the page. This will create an edge to our page, as well as add color and maybe even texture. Looking for a background color, we want something traditional. Subtle. Something that works with the color of the type and the color of the links. Red is a traditional color in typography, but here it's too overwhelming. The dark brown gray makes a nice contrast to the white page, crisp and elegant like a tuxedo, but it might be too dark.

If that felt to dark, we could lighten it up, but this feels too muddy to me. We could bring in a totally different hue. A nice warm, dull yellow feels luxurious. This one has possibilities, though I'd want to tone it down some. The dark brown gray also has possibilities, but I'd also like to try a background image. A subtle elegant texture could make a nice contrast to the text. We haven't been given an image to work with, so we're going to have to come u...

Choosing a background color or image
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Choosing a background color or image provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Typography for Web Designers

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Web
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TextWrangler
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