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How To Set The Colors On A Webpage - The Body Tag Attributes

You can set the color of the background, links and text on your webpage with the body tag attributes.

  • Bgcolor Attribute
    To set the background color for a webpage use the code below and replace the ffffff with the HTML color code for the color you wish to use. Place the code segment inside the opening <body> tag on your webpage.
    bgcolor="#ffffff"


  • Background Attribute
    To use an image as the background of a webpage use the code below and replace the image.gif with the name of the image you wish to use. If the image is in a subfolder, put the name of the subfolder before the name of the image and separate them with a /.

    folder/image.gif

    Place the code segment inside the opening <body> tag on your webpage.
    background="image.gif"



  • Text Attribute
    To set the color for the text on a webpage use the code below and replace the 000000 with the HTML color code for the color you wish to use. Place the code segment inside the opening <body> tag on your webpage.
    text="#000000"


  • Link Attribute
    To set the color for the links on a webpage use the code below and replace the 000000 with the HTML color code for the color you wish to use. Place the code segment inside the opening <body> tag on your webpage.
    link="#000000"


  • Alink Attribute
    To set the color for the active (clicked on) links on a webpage use the code below and replace the 000000 with the HTML color code for the color you wish to use. Place the code segment inside the opening <body> tag on your webpage.
    alink="#000000"


  • Vlink Attribute
    To set the color for a visited link (a link already used) on a webpage use the code below and replace the 000000 with the HTML color code for the color you wish to use. Place the code segment inside the opening <body> tag on your webpage.
    vlink="#000000"



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