In various places in the Website Builder you are able to specify a colour - the colour of text, the background behind text, the background of the page, etc.
Typically the current colour is present by both its hexidecimal value and with a colour swatch.
You can change the colour either by:
- double clicking on the hexidecimal number and entering a new number; or
- clicking on the colour swatch to bring up the colour wheel.
Computers have two values: 1 or 0. Therefore computers think in multiples of twos: 2, 4, 8, 16, ... Hexidecimal is a number system with sixteen digits (0, 1, 2, 3, ... 9, A, B, C, D, E and F) rather than the traditional ten digits (0 to 9).
Colours are represented on computers with 6 hexidecimal digits. The first two digits represent how much red is included (00 means none, FF means lots).
The second two digits represent bright green. The last two digits represent royal blue.
By adding red, green, and blue you can create the entire colour palette. For example:
A colour wheel (which does not actually look like a wheel any more) is another way to select colours.
Typing in the hexidecimal number for a colour
Just like as described above, you can change the colour by double clicking on the hexidecimal number (in this case #13efc3) and replacing it with a new number.
Using the mouse to select a colour
You can also change the colour by first picking the place on the rainbow:
And then mixing black and white into it:
Re-using a recently used colour
Finally you can select a recently used colour from the list shown at the bottom.