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Websafe colors tutorials

  • Few years back, computer could display only (28 i.e. 8 bits) 256 colors.

  • During same time following 216 safe web colors were used.

  • 256 – 216 = 40 colors left were used by system.

  • However today, most computers can display millions of colors.

  • According to your computer resolution, it will display colors as follows.

 

Color Bits

Total number of colors supported

4 bits

16 colors

8 bits

256 colors

16 bits

65,536 colors

24 bits

16,777,216 colors

32 bits

4,294,967,297 colors

 

216 Web safe colors

 

000000

000033

000066

000099

0000CC

0000FF

003300

003333

003366

003399

0033CC

0033FF

006600

006633

006666

006699

0066CC

0066FF

009900

009933

009966

009999

0099CC

0099FF

00CC00

00CC33

00CC66

00CC99

00CCCC

00CCFF

00FF00

00FF33

00FF66

00FF99

00FFCC

00FFFF

330000

330033

330066

330099

3300CC

3300FF

333300

333333

333366

333399

3333CC

3333FF

336600

336633

336666

336699

3366CC

3366FF

339900

339933

339966

339999

3399CC

3399FF

33CC00

33CC33

33CC66

33CC99

33CCCC

33CCFF

33FF00

33FF33

33FF66

33FF99

33FFCC

33FFFF

660000

660033

660066

660099

6600CC

6600FF

663300

663333

663366

663399

6633CC

6633FF

666600

666633

666666

666699

6666CC

6666FF

669900

669933

669966

669999

6699CC

6699FF

66CC00

66CC33

66CC66

66CC99

66CCCC

66CCFF

66FF00

66FF33

66FF66

66FF99

66FFCC

66FFFF

990000

990033

990066

990099

9900CC

9900FF

993300

993333

993366

993399

9933CC

9933FF

996600

996633

996666

996699

9966CC

9966FF

999900

999933

999966

999999

9999CC

9999FF

99CC00

99CC33

99CC66

99CC99

99CCCC

99CCFF

99FF00

99FF33

99FF66

99FF99

99FFCC

99FFFF

CC0000

CC0033

CC0066

CC0099

CC00CC

CC00FF

CC3300

CC3333

CC3366

CC3399

CC33CC

CC33FF

CC6600

CC6633

CC6666

CC6699

CC66CC

CC66FF

CC9900

CC9933

CC9966

CC9999

CC99CC

CC99FF

CCCC00

CCCC33

CCCC66

CCCC99

CCCCCC

CCCCFF

CCFF00

CCFF33

CCFF66

CCFF99

CCFFCC

CCFFFF

FF0000

FF0033

FF0066

FF0099

FF00CC

FF00FF

FF3300

FF3333

FF3366

FF3399

FF33CC

FF33FF

FF6600

FF6633

FF6666

FF6699

FF66CC

FF66FF

FF9900

FF9933

FF9966

FF9999

FF99CC

FF99FF

FFCC00

FFCC33

FFCC66

FFCC99

FFCCCC

FFCCFF

FFFF00

FFFF33

FFFF66

FFFF99

FFFFCC

FFFFFF

 

Hexadecimal value of Red, Green and Blue #rrggbb

  • Due to varieties of Operating Systems and Browser, defining color using color name is not advisable. Color names referred by browser to browser might be different. To avoid dissimilarities in result, use Hexadecimal value.

  • To generate unique result on all browsers, at many place color code are specified in hexadecimal combination of three prime colors (RED, GREEN & BLUE). All these three color can have 256 colors shed.

  • Their value ranges from 0 to 255. So all together you can use color sheds of Red * Green * Blue i.e. 256 x 256 x 256 will give = 16.7 Million colors shed.

  • Finding Hexadecimal code for Color. To use color of your choice, you can’t give color name, not all 16.7 million colors have individual names. So it is be specified in “#rrggbb” HEXADECIMAL value. Following steps will specify the way to find out hexadecimal value of color.

  • Click on “Start – Program – Accessories – Paint” to start Paintbrush

  • In Paintbrush click on “Edit - Edit Color – Define Custom Colors >>” and adjust color pointers to choose color of your likings.

  • Finds values of Red, Green and Blue, on piece of paper. Likewise choose different colors shed you want and note down, color values of Red, Green and Blue on paper as follows.

 

Sr No

Color Shed

Red

Green

Blue

#RR

GG

BB

1

My pink

248

73

204

 

 

 

 

  • These 3 numbers are decimal numbers, which collectively make color of your choice. Now you need to convert decimal numbers into Hexadecimal code. Start Calculator by clicking on START – PROGRAM - ACCESSORIES - CALCULATOR,

  • Click on VIEW – SCIENTIFIC mode of calculator. Keeping Dec radio button choose, enter any value in Decimal from 0 to 255, and click on Hex radio button to get Hexadecimal value. Note down the value, again click on Dec radio button, enter value and click on Hex radio button. Continue same process till you get Hexadecimal values of all the colors. In the process it must give you the values as following.

Sr No

Color Shed

Red

Green

Blue

#RR

GG

BB

1

My pink

248

73

204

F8

79

CC

 

  • Please note that 16.7 million colors shed will display perfect result only when client computer is capable of displaying 24 Bit colors i.e. 16.7 Million colors. If Client computer is set to 8 bit colors i.e. 256 colors, above color may show some ambiguous result. We advise you to use following 216 windows Safe Color.

 

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