How Many Colors?

by Todd Hooge

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This article from The Mender (Issue 2),
Metamend's Web Site Optimization and Marketing Newsletter.


As a Web Designer, you have probably been faced with the challenge of displaying colors in different browsers. You have probably asked yourself the question, "Am I limited to 256 colors? And if so, how do they look on a Mac?" Well here is the answer: You are limited to 216 colors [not a typo...really - it's 216]. Most graphics [i.e.. Adobe Photoshop] editors will elude to this with reference to something called a "safety" palette or "web safe" colors. In order to preserve the multi-platform/browser web environment, someone has actually taken the time to find out exactly what colors look the same across the board; in the process 40 of the colors were eliminated, leaving us with 216.
And just where can you view these colors for real? Click here!

Other articles from this issue:
- Administrator's Corner
- Marketing Tips - Metatags
- Sorting Data Out

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