As a tribute to Eric Meyer’s daughter Rebecca, the named colour rebeccapurple has been accepted into the CSS spec. Rebecca passed away on her sixth birthday recently.

All the major browser engines have indicated they will be implementing the change. It’s pleasing to work in an industry that pays tributes to its contributors and their families in this way.

To include the tribute in your CSS, you could add the following to your copy of normalize.css

a {
 color: blue;

a:visited {
 color: #663399;
 color: rebeccapurple;

a:active {
 color: red;

By Peter Wilson

Peter has worked on the web for twenty years on everything from table based layouts in the 90s to enterprise grade CMS development. Peter’s a big fan of musical theatre and often encourages his industry colleagues to join him for a show or two in New York or in the West End.

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