The way you handle color in your web designs is about to change. Perhaps youâ€™ve been playing around with hexadecimal color values since you were a wee web-babe; if you were, get ready to to grow upÂ fast. CSS3 has arrived, and your palette is about to get a whole lot bigger.
Compared to whatâ€™s coming, itâ€™s sas though designers have been color-blind, working with only a small part of the chromatic spectrum. No, new hues will not be added to the rainbow.
What will happen is that color values will be defined in new ways, the entire spectrum of opacity levels will be added and gradients based on pure CSS rather than images will be thrown in, too.
Some forward-thinking websites, such as the impressiveÂ 24 Ways to Impress Your Friends, are already playing around with RGBa for text and background color effectsâ€”and the results are great.