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Wednesday
Feb072007

Web Design Tips for Beginners (like me!)

Here’s a couple of tips which you might find useful when you are trying to improve the look of your website:

Have you ever wanted to duplicate an effect on a website but didn’t know how to code it in html? You can find out the code for any page by using a facility on Internet Explorer. Simply go to the View menu and select Source. That will show you the complete code for the current page as a text file. A lot of people don’t know that menu item is there (I didn’t until recently myself) but it can save you hours.

If you ever want to match on-screen colours, there’s a very simple utility called Color Cop which will tell you the code for any colour you see on screen. You can use it to magnify the colours so that you can identify the individual pixels. What’s more it’s free!

Reader Comments (7)

Hey the color code link you gave doesn't work.
August 5, 2015 at 10:57 | Unregistered CommenterAlvin
The link is over eight years old so it's not surprising.
August 5, 2015 at 22:30 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
Alvin, you can find it here: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=color+cop
August 5, 2015 at 23:40 | Registered CommenterSeraphim
Seraphim:

You always wanted to do that, didn't you?
August 7, 2015 at 0:36 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
Someone at work showed that to me the other day, and I felt I had to share. :-)
August 7, 2015 at 5:41 | Registered CommenterSeraphim
Thank you, Seraphim. Yet again, this site has enriched my life.

Looking forward to irritating my friends, relations and colleagues at the first opportunity.
August 7, 2015 at 10:05 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Will - glad to be of service! :-)
August 16, 2015 at 1:07 | Registered CommenterSeraphim

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