In order to change the color of your text and background, you need to be familiar with a very important tag in HTML. This tag is called the body tag, and it looks like this: <BODY>
The body tag is located in the basic format of every HTML page:
<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Page Title</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> The main part of the document goes here. </BODY> </HTML>
This is the exact format you will see when you edit your page in our advanced editor.
In order to change the color of your text and background, you should highlight and then delete the <BODY> tag and replace it with the following tag:
<BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#000000" LINK="#0000FF" ALINK="#FF0000" VLINK="#009900">
You may notice that the <BODY> tag looks quite a bit different now. This is because we have added five more elements to this tag.
These values represent the hexadecimal value of the Red-Green-Blue (RGB) combination that makes up a color.
Here are some examples of colors that you can generate, using different combinations in the hexadecimal value:
Use this handy color cube to view and get the hexadecimal color codes.