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Colors on the Web

Welcome to Colors on the Web. This website is dedicated to color theory and the use of colors in web design. Whether you are a blogger who needs ideas for a color scheme or a designer in search of some color inspiration, the tools presented here should give you a starting point. My hope is that this site will give web designers a better understanding of color theory and the importance of colors as it applies to web design. 

Some of the topics we try to cover include:

Color Theory
The science of how to use and combine colors

The Color Wheel
The Color Wheel is the basis for it all

Color Combinations
Learn more about combining colors and creating color schemes

Color Physics
What are colors? Read more about the physics of colors here

Colors on the Web
Designing for the web has special challenges and opportunities
The Color Wizard
The color Wizard will generate matching colors schemes such as complementary, split complementary and analogous colors, chromatic variations and shade and tint variations.

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Spin the Color Wheel
Need some color ideas? This online tool will generate random color combinations and display them in sample designs. Ideal when you are running out of ideas and need something new to consider.

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Contrast Analyzer
Unsure if the color combination you are considering have enough contrast? The Contrast Analyzer will tell you whether two colors meet the accessibility guidelines defined by the W3 consortium.

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