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The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web by Molly E. Holzschlag, Dave Shea

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Chapter . Viridity

Balancing pattern, texture, and contrast

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WITH ITS MONOTONE GREEN color scheme and attention to detail, viridity has a lush texture that brings to mind mossy forest floors and rich, velvety fabric. Laura MacArthur attempted to capture a sense of balance and serenity with this design.

Through the use of repeating patterns and simulated texture, MacArthur sought to balance the richer detail with simple choices in other areas. The muted, monotone color scheme prevents the design from becoming too busy, and the flat green areas provide resting places for the ...

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