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Chapter 13: Color
Practical Web Color
The reality is that color often does not reproduce correctly in Web pages. The most common reason is related to bit-depth, as a color may be beyond the range of the viewing display environment. Alternative colors may be employed, or color shifting may occur. Of course, even when a visitor's system is capable of displaying a color, technical features ranging from hardware age to Gamma control may cause that lovely shade of brown to turn into onscreen mud. The improper reproduction of color isn't just an issue of aesthetic integrity, as such problems may result in such poor contrast as to render pages all but unusable. Given today's technology, color manipulation in the Web environment can be challenging.

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