Use Color Codes Rather than Color Names

Seventeen standard colors have been defined in HTML and CSS. For the greatest cross-browser accuracy, though, it is better to refer to all colors by their color codes rather than by their names.


Ensure sufficient color contrast between text and background.

  • Ensure color contrast of at least 4.5:1 for small text or 3:1 for large text, even if text is part of an image.
  • Large text has been defined in the requirements as 18pt or 14pt bold.

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