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Colour rendering anarchy?!

Colour rendering anarchy?!

Colour rendering anarchy?!

(OP)

 Hi, I entered a hex value for a background colour of a div in an external css style sheet, to find that the rendering of that colour, a kind of tobacco'ish shade, rendered as an almost dark pink! in another pc

In both my pc and laptop the colour was the same with both IE and Firefox, but a disaster colour when I tried in a third pc...

 How can I make the colour render always the same.. I thought the hex values were trustworthy...

Thanks  

RE: Colour rendering anarchy?!


It might not be anything you can control. For example:

- How many colours was the other display set to? 256? 65,000? Millions?

- Did the other PC have any colour schemes / profiles set up via software?

- Were both monitors calibrated to the same standards? Perhaps one has it's colour balance completely different.

Dan

 

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RE: Colour rendering anarchy?!

Billy ray is right on.

Do a google search on web safe colors.  those are the colors that will display correctly on 99% of browsers.  straying off that path will reduce that number significantly.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | The New Orange County Graphic designer and Marketing and Advertising Consultant
www.bloobie.com | Marketing and Advertising blog

RE: Colour rendering anarchy?!

Quote:

Billy ray is right on.

Do a google search on web safe colors.

I specifically didn't mention anything about web-safe colours, because as far as I am concerned, the days when we needed to use them are long gone.

Dan



Coedit Limited - Delivering standards compliant, accessible web solutions

Dan's Page @ Code Couch: http://www.codecouch.com/dan/

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RE: Colour rendering anarchy?!

In fact...

Quote (Wikipedia):

Web-safe" colors had a flaw in that, on systems such as X11 where the palette is shared between applications, smaller color cubes (5×5×5 or 4×4×4) were often allocated by browsers — thus, the "web safe" colors would actually dither on such systems.

Quote (Wikipedia):

As of 2007 ... The use of "web-safe" colors has fallen into practical disuse, but persisted in culture.

Dan



Coedit Limited - Delivering standards compliant, accessible web solutions

Dan's Page @ Code Couch: http://www.codecouch.com/dan/

Code Couch Snippets & Info: http://www.codecouch.com/

RE: Colour rendering anarchy?!

Yes I agree and I misspoke when i said web-safe colors.  What I meant to say was that your color pallette is more limited if you want certain colors to appear the same on a majority of systems.

i used the term rather loosely.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | The New Orange County Graphic designer and Marketing and Advertising Consultant
www.bloobie.com | Marketing and Advertising blog

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