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    Skills to Pay the Bills Sparkie's Avatar
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    Talking alt.216.color.web.palette.die.die.die

    Are we really still stuck to designing for < 216 web safe colors? Please say it ain't so
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    This is a collection of 216 colors that will not shift or dither when viewed on any operating system that is set to display 256 colors. The reason the palette consists of 216 instead of 256 colors is because there are 40 colors that are unique to the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. The best way to ensure that your color selections will be displayed accurately on any computer, is to select colors from the Web-safe palette. As computer systems become more sophisticated, it's becoming less important to strictly adhere to the Web-safe palette; however, you should consider your intended audience before making the decision to break away from the Web-safe palette.
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    Are we still designing for 640x480, Win95, and NS 3? At some point, you got to move on.

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    I was a firm believer in designing for websafe pallettes for along time. Until last month actually.

    Then I smacked myself in the face a few times (my wife thought I was nuts) when I realized something I actually knew for awhile.
    If only websafe colors were good, then most images (photo etc) would look like utter crap on the net. Therefor, why make the design elements conform to the same standard.

    Now comes the hard part, retooling my instincts to stick with my websafe pallettes.
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    Originally posted by Steelsun
    If only websafe colors were good, then most images (photo etc) would look like utter crap on the net. Therefor, why make the design elements conform to the same standard.

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    In most cases I stick to it. Certainly for the main design elements. I wouldn't let myself get bogged down in it though.

    It just does NOT have a decent blue in it at all.

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    nope, i never worry about colours... as long as they look as intended on 16bit colour screens, that is enough for me.

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    16 bit colour is the worst. It has a palette full of completely unnatural tones. I'd rather have the 216 colours than the mess that is the 16 bit colour pallette.

    Nothing ever looks good in 16 bit colour. It is the world's ugliest hack.

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    Originally posted by mjames
    Are we still designing for 640x480, Win95, and NS 3? At some point, you got to move on.
    I hear ya!! I was just playing around with a little shareware graphics tool and it said something about "warning - your site does not match the 216 color palette. Please 'click here' to choose the closest websafe color' ..and when I clicked on that, I got a flourescent green!
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    It just does NOT have a decent blue in it at all.
    word.

    I use it though because it seems easier to choose my color scheme out of whats on my web safe color chart than randomly go through the picker in Photoshop
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