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TheKeith
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      10-27-2003
I put websafe in quotes because apparently even websafe aint completely
websafe, particularly when users are running machines set to a 16-bit color
depth. Knowing how strict people are in this group as far as standards and
stuff, I was wondering what you thought about using other colors besides the
usual 216 "websafe" ones. Thoughts?


 
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Mark Parnell
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      10-27-2003
Sometime around Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:34:58 -0500, TheKeith is reported to
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> I put websafe in quotes because apparently even websafe aint completely
> websafe, particularly when users are running machines set to a 16-bit color
> depth. Knowing how strict people are in this group as far as standards and
> stuff, I was wondering what you thought about using other colors besides the
> usual 216 "websafe" ones. Thoughts?


Did you check the archives? It has been discussed here a number of times
recently. Web safe colours are of historical interest only. They are
irrelevant in the modern web.

BTW: What does putting them in quotes have to do with anything?

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William Tasso
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      10-27-2003
TheKeith wrote:
> I put websafe in quotes because apparently even websafe aint
> completely websafe, particularly when users are running machines set
> to a 16-bit color depth. Knowing how strict people are in this group
> as far as standards and stuff, I was wondering what you thought about
> using other colors besides the usual 216 "websafe" ones. Thoughts?


don't give it a moments thought. folk using machines with ancient graphics
processors are accostomed to seeing a weird world of crazy colours. when
your client or their customers have a problem you'll hear about it soon
enough.

It's not an issue if your carefully thought out pastel background looks
(almost) white or if your deep rich headings are (almost) a strong solid
colour. Contrast is more important.

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TheKeith
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      10-27-2003

"Mark Parnell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Sometime around Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:34:58 -0500, TheKeith is reported to
> have stated:
>
> > I put websafe in quotes because apparently even websafe aint completely
> > websafe, particularly when users are running machines set to a 16-bit

color
> > depth. Knowing how strict people are in this group as far as standards

and
> > stuff, I was wondering what you thought about using other colors besides

the
> > usual 216 "websafe" ones. Thoughts?

>
> Did you check the archives? It has been discussed here a number of times
> recently. Web safe colours are of historical interest only. They are
> irrelevant in the modern web.
>
> BTW: What does putting them in quotes have to do with anything?


thanks for the advice. I put it in quotes because that's what people refer
to those 216 colors as--"websafe color palette"



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TheKeith
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      10-27-2003

"William Tasso" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> TheKeith wrote:
> > I put websafe in quotes because apparently even websafe aint
> > completely websafe, particularly when users are running machines set
> > to a 16-bit color depth. Knowing how strict people are in this group
> > as far as standards and stuff, I was wondering what you thought about
> > using other colors besides the usual 216 "websafe" ones. Thoughts?

>
> don't give it a moments thought. folk using machines with ancient

graphics
> processors are accostomed to seeing a weird world of crazy colours. when
> your client or their customers have a problem you'll hear about it soon
> enough.
>
> It's not an issue if your carefully thought out pastel background looks
> (almost) white or if your deep rich headings are (almost) a strong solid
> colour. Contrast is more important.


ok thanks. As a graphic designer though--I'm just a little concerned as to
whether my stuff will look radically different on a different platform? I
want to be sure I can safely make the switch without any unanticipated
problems. But since I'm not too concerned about the small number of people
using ancient machines, I guess I'll just use whichever colors I want.
Thanks again.


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Mark Parnell
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      10-28-2003
Sometime around Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:50:10 -0500, TheKeith is reported to
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> thanks for the advice. I put it in quotes because that's what people refer
> to those 216 colors as--"websafe color palette"
>


Sorry - I misunderstood what you meant. I thought you meant that you
quoted the colour values in your code, rather than the word "websafe" when
writing about it. Understand now.

My other comments still stand, of course.

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      10-28-2003

"TheKeith" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "William Tasso" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:bnkai0$11fie5$(E-Mail Removed)-berlin.de...
> > TheKeith wrote:
> > > I put websafe in quotes because apparently even websafe aint
> > > completely websafe,


> > don't give it a moments thought. folk using machines with ancient

> graphics
> > processors are accostomed to seeing a weird world of crazy colours.

when
> > your client or their customers have a problem you'll hear about it soon
> > enough.


> ok thanks. As a graphic designer though--I'm just a little concerned as to
> whether my stuff will look radically different on a different platform?


It's going to be different anyway. No two screens (even of the same model)
display colours exactly the same.

Cheers
Richard.


 
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William Tasso
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      10-28-2003
TheKeith wrote:
> ...
> ok thanks. As a graphic designer though--I'm just a little concerned
> as to whether my stuff will look radically different on a different
> platform?


it will - as Richard said.

> I want to be sure I can safely make the switch without any
> unanticipated problems. But since I'm not too concerned about the
> small number of people using ancient machines,


It's not the number of people - we have no way of knowing that. It's just
the simple fact that these older systems will be displaying a messed up web
of odd colours to their users already - they'll be used to it.

> I guess I'll just use
> whichever colors I want.


That's the way ;o)

don't forget contrast.

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Barefoot Kid
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      10-28-2003
"TheKeith" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
| I put websafe in quotes because apparently even websafe aint completely
| websafe, particularly when users are running machines set to a 16-bit color
| depth. Knowing how strict people are in this group as far as standards and
| stuff, I was wondering what you thought about using other colors besides the
| usual 216 "websafe" ones. Thoughts?

i've never been overly concerned with using web safe colours myself
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