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how to modify colors on pages?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:05 pm
by reflectionsbyruth
Hello :)
We recently made changes in color schemes on my where my clients can purchase my work.
The colors used to be what you see on my

It's been years since I made the template and changed the colors.

Can someone let me know where I can make the color changes and how can I can even figure out what the color codes are?
I was also thinking to make it a graduated color, not sure how to do that.

thanks for any help :)

Re: how to modify colors on pages?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:20 pm
by dw_thomas
Hi Ruth,

In your stylesheet, near the top portion, there should be a series of stuff which includes a line " background : #234567 ". The 234567 I just made up, but with the pound sign used, the following numbers are hexadecimal digits (0 to f). The six digits represent three pairs, each for a color - red, green and blue. Higher values are brighter, lower darker. You will presumably need a separate stylesheet to call out for each new color if you want a different look in different galleries.

If all pair values are the same, you will get a gray. #ffffff will be white, #000000 is black. #606060 will give a sort of medium gray. Your photo editor probably has a way to display the numerical values corresponding to colors you click the cursor on. Red and green combined gives some variety of yellow and all the usual tricks. I tried looking at the source for your PBase page, but the stylesheets get pulled in separately when it loads, so I can't see the color setting. I'm sure there are some pages out on the web that get into the codes vs colors, but don't have one linked that I know of. Ah, but Gargoyle is my friend ... Those are so called "web safe" colors which are less important in these days where most computers can display zillions of colors. We're not typically limited to those now, but it's a starting point.

Graduated color I think would have to be done by having an image file used as the background, but you're beyond my Pbase expertise there. Perhaps Marisa will weigh in. I tend to just learn enough to get by, as such, there may be some tricks available these days that I'm blissfully unaware of.

Re: how to modify colors on pages?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:36 pm
by dw_thomas
Hmmm - and in re-reading, maybe you are trying to change your website, not your PBase stuff?! Enh, to some extent, the problems are the same or similar, but I wouldn't know where to start looking, as I assume the website comes from some sort of "package."

As an old computer geek who worked on embedded systems, I tend to get right down to HTML and/or CSS working with a text editor for my website, and my approach is generally a keep it simple sort of thing. I'm sure (at least I would hope!) the site building application packages are more user friendly. Alas, I've not worked with any of them.

Well, at least I found you some colors! :)


Re: how to modify colors on pages?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:23 pm
by reflectionsbyruth
well we did change my colors that used to match my Pbase colors.
So now, I want to change Pbase colors to match what has :D

Have to redo my sign for inside my art tent too, this is what it looks like now, hope to print another one before 3rd week of August.
Keeping the outside signs for now