Mastering CSS3 Colors [Video]

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  • Explore core color properties to understand the importance of colors in web designing
  • Use RGB and HSL colors to create millions of color combinations on different digital devices
  • Integrate alpha channels into your colors to extend the usability of RGB and HSL colors 
  • Figure out the best design for you using external images, Adobe CC, and ColorZilla
  • Work with dynamic colors in CSS using the currentColor keyword
  • Watch the transparent color feature in action in tandem with gradients to make your sites more appealing
  • Make your sites stand out and more accessible by adding alternative images for visually impaired audiences as well

Colors have been around the Web since the very early days. Before the birth of CSS, color attributes were baked into HTML or into images. As the Web evolved and moved into a CSS-friendly world, colors were extracted and moved into style files. Colors are at the very heart of display and graphical representations. It's critical for any developer or web designer to understand colors and their relationships in-depth, so that they can be more creative and gain control over the style and design of their websites.

Mastering CSS3 Colors aims to introduce ways you can control color using CSS3 features and shows you how to become artistic to create stunning web pages.

We will start off with understanding how color systems work and more importantly how we need to work with them. We will get to know all about core colors, web-safe colors, and named colors. We'll then dive into creating color profiles in RGB and HSL, and also learn how to incorporate alpha channels into these profiles. We’ll learn all the neat tricks to pick perfect color themes for our pages using external images, Adobe Color CC, and ColorZilla.

Next we'll turn our attention to relative colors and the use of currentColor, transparency, and gradients, making our sites fancier than ever. Finally, we’ll look at web accessibility and make our site user-friendly for everyone.

Before you know it, Mastering CSS3 Colors will have you up-to-speed with the best tricks and hacks to create captivating web pages, faster and more effectively than ever.

Style and Approach

This is an easy-to-follow video course, presented in short videos that help you understand the major aspects of CSS3 Colors. Each video will apply to different aspects of colors to walk you through colors and understand them in depth.

  • In-depth tour of CSS3 Colors to master the art of creating attractive web pages
  • Understand how RGB, HSL, RGBA, HSLA, and named colors work to create fascinating color themes 
  • From a theoretical perspective of how colors work to their implementation in a CSS3 environment—know it all in less than an hour
Course Length 1 hour 1 minutes
ISBN 9781786467188
Date Of Publication 30 Dec 2015


Ben Fhala

Ben Fhala discovered his passion for data visualization seven years ago while he was working at Parsons in New York, in their data visualization department, PIIM. He is the owner of the online video training school,, and an Adobe ACP. He enjoys spending most of his time learning and teaching and has a love for visual programming and visualization in general. Ben has had the honor of developing applications for members of the US Congress, Prime Ministers, and Presidents around the world. He has built many interactive experiences for companies such as Target, AT&T, Crayola, Marriott, Neutrogena, and Nokia. He has technically directed many award-winning projects and has been part of teams that have won three Agency of the Year awards.