Color has such a strong hold on our lives, how we perceive people, things and situations, and the use of color is a measure of good, or bad, design.
While in college I was paid by a writer to do research on color healing. From that experience, my appreciation for color and its impact on our lives has grown to include how color is applied in Web site design.
Since Web site development is still a young field, many designers have come from a print background. Recently I have had the opportunity to met and work with designers who design for the Web with an understanding of the technology of Web site development, in this case using cascading style sheets (CSS). The beauty of this is that design for the Web using CSS is not only innovative and extraordinary, it also includes many of the basic principles of accessibility.
Taking my inspiration from the Zen Garden Web site and the book the Zen of CSS design, I have created a visual example of the use of color and CSS to display how the use of color within a simple design can evoke a wide array of emotions.