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can't do color...

April 11th, 2007 at 07:54 pm

Not only do I have no idea what "Sidebar Link Border Bottom Background:" is I have no idea what color "#80002B" is...

And to top it all off I am color challenged, I have to see it to know if it is passable or not. (knowing good from passable is not an option..sorry)

So in short I think I aught to stick with the basic blue here...though I would prefer a deep green tint, cause my favorite color is green, preferably with a hint of red, cause my hair is red...

I tried Ba's links and found a scheme I like dark green with a hint of red, but..I don't know where to put the colors! all well and good that I know what color is what I still don't know where to put it Frown.

4 Responses to “can't do color...”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    if you want to see what colors are what, try
    Text is and Link is, which allows you to click on a color wheel to create combinations. the "#80002B" is a hexadecimal code for a color (for instance, #FFFFFF is white, #000000 is black). you don't have to know these, most color picker sites like visibone will tell you the code.

    as for the issue of what "Sidebar Link Border Bottom Background:" is and the like, it might be easier if you go by what color everything is in your current blog setup. for instance, there's that orangy-red that is repeated all over the place. in the settings part of your control panel, replace whatever code is next to that orangey-red with #996699 (which is Medium Weak Magenta, kinda like dusty purple); do that for every item that has that orangey red and then click 'update' at the very bottom and see what you think...

  2. debtfreeme Says:

    i've got the same problem. it is not just the directions, i can figure that out but there is a realy problem somewhere in my page. i just can't make it happen. it might have to do with the browser we are using or the version of it. Nate was going to try and figure it out.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Heheh. I haven't changed my color scheme at all either. Not sure if I will.

    Um, at the top of the new layout is a set of 4 icons. The second one is "My Control Panel". That'll get us to the old layout. Then look for the "Change my blog setting link" somewhere in the middle. It'll be the last link in a small list. The bottom half of the page is where you plug in the colors.

    It's also worth mentioning that some of the colors MAY NOT show up even when you're doing everything right. The issues include possible color depth of your graphics setting in your operating system to what kind of browser you use. Typically, web designers (and me too) use set small set of color palettes that are deemed "web safe".

    Finally, if all this feels a bit overwhelming, please don't feel bad. Truth is, choosing your own colors like this is a bit on the advanced side. This is the first place I frequent that requires you to enter your own color code.

  4. princessperky Says:

    Well I wouldn't say requires, we can leave the blue ...

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