4096 Color Wheel

“Hover over the wheel to view colors. Click to choose a web-smart color. Reload to clear… Once, long ago, monitors could display only a restricted number

“Hover over the wheel to view colors. Click to choose a web-smart color. Reload to clear… Once, long ago, monitors could display only a restricted number of colors without dithering or other color discrepancies. The traditional solution to this problem was to use a restricted color palette known as the Netscape 216 colors, browser-safe colors or the web-safe colors. In hexadecimal form, the web-safe colors are composed of three pairs of identical hexadecimal digits selected from 00, 33, 66, 99, cc, and ff; for example, #000000 is black, and#ffffff is white. Time passed, as it so frequently does, and new hardware supported thousands or millions of colors. People grew tired of the old 216 colors. They wanted more earth tones, more variety. The web-smart colors are those 4096 colors composed of any three pairs of identical hexadeximal digits (0-9 and a-f), such as #dd1188.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE