This module provides an introduction to color theory and helps to teach and reinforce basic color principles. The importance of this module stems from the fact that color choice plays an important role in visitors' initial reactions to websites and should therefore be taken very seriously. This is also an early opportunity to discuss accessibility: People perceive color differently. Some colors don't translate well across browsers. Some people (such as those with color blindness) may be unable to perceive color at all. It's important for websites to be accessible to all of these individuals.
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