Web browser colours (Was: Recommended Graphic Packages)

Subject: Web browser colours (Was: Recommended Graphic Packages)
From: Mark Magennis <markmagennis -at- YAHOO -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 08:34:29 -0800

About the "browser-safe" palette of 216 colors:

Most web browsers guarantee to correctly display colours that use 20%
increments of Red, Green, and Blue (assuming the monitor can display
them). They may display others correctly too but it is not guaranteed.
RGB colour values are usually specified using integers between 0 and
255, so the 20% increments represent the following values:

0% 0
20% 51
40% 102
60% 153
80% 204
100% 255

Therefore, as long as you use combinations of these integers for your
RGB values, you will be okay. There are 216 possible combinations.

For a much better and prettier explanation, go to


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