In fact, with developments in the semantic web, you could substitute the word "lightBlue" for "#CCFFFF" and still get a shade of light blue - however, using the hex code keeps things more exact.
As the World Wide Web consortium has standardized web design and HTML, they have determined that first, hex color codes for HTML pages should be prefaced by a # sign - so black would be #000000.
Rising in the Warm Bokkeveld, it pierces the mountains by Mitchell's Pass, flows by the picturesque towns of Ceres and Worcester, and receives, beyond the last-named place, the waters which descend from the famous Hex River Pass.
The Touws (90 m.),which rises in the Great Karroo not far from the sources of the Hex river, is a tributary of the Groote river.
In 9 m., the Hex River Pass is reached soon after leaving Worcester, 794 ft.