How are colors used on this site?
"Black text for quotes." Black text is also used
when outlining the subdivisions of a theme.
Purple text for general purpose text within sections.
Green text for the index page.
Maroon text for stand-out
Blue Text is used for explanations links. Click on the blue
text to learn more.
Navy blue text is used for section headers.
What is the Idea/Explanation text color coordination?
In addition to the uses for the colors listed
above, black, purple, green, maroon, and navy are
used as alternating idea/explanation text colors.
The idea/explanation alternating text colors mean
that instead of listing paragraph after paragraph in the same color (which is very hard to
read), we chose to use the colors listed above in an alternating fashion.
This means that we use different colors for
paragraphs, but usually have a general way of using them. For example, one prominent color
scheme is the maroon-purple-green scheme in which the maroon text is used
for the first theme subdivision, purple for the next, and green for the last. There are
others too, but we think you will get the idea.
Are there any other ways colors were used?
Yes. On the home page, you will note that the words
Immigration Online are spelled out in a red-white-blue theme.
This is to correspond with the colors of the American Flag.
The only other usage is when referencing race. If
the word Black is used to refer
to Black-Americans, then that
word will be in the color black.
The same goes for the word White
when used to refer to White-Americans. No other ethnic groups are referenced on this site in any specific color.