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#1 User is offline   Gilgalad 

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Posted 13 September 2002 - 10:48 AM

A colour reference

FF FF FF is White, because you have 100% of all three colors present.
00 00 00 is Black, because you have no color at all.
88 88 88 is a medium grey, because you have an equal amount of all three colors.

FF 00 00 is Red, because you have 100% red and none of the other colors.
00 FF 00 is Green for a similar reason.
00 00 FF is Blue.

It tends to treat letters other than a,b,c,d,e,f as 0. So you get black more often than not if you pick a word at random, or if the word has less than 3 letters that are digits in hexadecimal.

[color] expects either a word like "blue" or "red" that's programmed in, or a 6-digit number, as JFT explained.

If it's a six digit number, then break it into 3 parts:
(how much red?) (how much green?) (how much blue?)
_ _ _ _ _ _

Zeros mean none is present. FF, the highest number in hex, means there's a maximum amount present.

Putting in values > 0 for red & green gives brown (if it's a low number) or yellow.
Putting in values > 0 for red & blue gives purple.
Putting in values > 0 for blue & green gives blue-green.

To do, say, light red, I'd start with white-- FF FF FF-- and then lower blue and green somewhat, to make red stand out. To make a dark red, I'd start with 000000 and then start increasing the numbers in the first two slots until I got what I wanted.

Basically, to lighten colors, raise the values. To darken colors, lower the values. And if you assign different values to red, green, and blue, the color(s) with the highest value will show up the most.

EG:

[color="AAAAAA"]AAAAAA[/color] gray, because red, green, blue are the same.
[color="77AA77"]77AA77[/color] green because the green's value is bigger than the others. But it's still CLOSE to the same value as the others, so it's a grayish-green.
[color="44AAA0"]44AAA0[/color] greenish-blue, but there's a bit more green than blue.

Suppose I wanted to lighten or darken that last color? I'd increase or decrease all the numbers the same amount.

[color="77DDD3"]77DDD3[/color] (added 333333)
[color="44AAA0"]44AAA0 [/color] (original color)
[color="22887D"]22887D[/color] (subtracted 222222)

Stuff from old board. Now, some original work...

[color="FF00FF"]FF00FF[/color]
[color="00FFFF"]00FFFF[/color]
[color="BB00EE"]BB00EE[/color]
[color="00BBEE"]00BBEE[/color]
[color="AAAAEE"]AAAAEE[/color]
[color="00DDFF"]00DDFF[/color]
[color="DD00FF"]DD00FF[/color]

[color="66BB00"]66BB00[/color]
[color="77FFA0"]77FFA0[/color]
[color="22DDBB"]22DDBB[/color]
[color="22bba3"]22BBA3[/color]
[color="AABB00"]AABB00[/color]
[color="44EE33"]44EE33[/color]
[color="22FFBB"]22FFBB[/color]
[color="07DD7B"]07DD7B[/color]

[color="FFCCCC"]FFCCCC[/color]
[color="AA1111"]AA1111[/color]
[color="DD6600"]DD6600[/color]
[color="FF22AA"]FF22AA[/color]
[color="AA7777"]AA7777[/color]
[color="FFC0C0"]FFC0C0[/color]

[color="FFFF00"]FFFF00[/color]
[color="444400"]444400[/color]
[color="DDBB11"]DDBB11[/color]
[color="BEEB00"]BBEEB00[/color]
[color="BBAA00"]BBAA00[/color]
[color="FBFB22"]FBFB22[/color]

EDIT: coloured bits of original post in, added more colours and put them into colour groups.

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Posted 13 September 2002 - 11:38 AM

Edited and pinned.
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#3 User is offline   Gilgalad 

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Posted 14 September 2002 - 01:33 AM

Thanks for pinning it Chucker. I've changed some of the colours around so it's better to view. I hope everyone will find it a useful reference, and feel free to test making colours yourself. It took me ages to get the hang of it (at that time the colour theory wasn't fully worked out) but once you do, it's pretty easy. :P

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Posted 14 September 2002 - 05:46 AM

Gillie, this is an awesome tutorial! Thanks so much.... I know I learned from it.... :P
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Posted 14 September 2002 - 06:01 AM

I'd just like to say that, technically speaking, green plus blue isn't simply "greenish-blue", but our favorite cyan.
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Posted 14 September 2002 - 06:39 AM

Ahsirakh, on Sep 14 2002, 02:00 PM, said:

I'd just like to say that, technically speaking, green plus blue isn't simply "greenish-blue", but our favorite cyan.

No, cyan is a light blue tone.

Green + blue can be turqoise (sp?) though.
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Posted 14 September 2002 - 06:40 AM

turquoise.... q always needs a u.... ;-)
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#8 User is offline   Gilgalad 

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Posted 15 September 2002 - 01:57 AM

Hmm... I'd say this was cyan, whereas this is turquoise. :P

Oh, some of the stuff in the first post was taken from seppers and (I think) stuff 75th Trombone found out. Full props to thoose two, all the juice. I wasn't biting, they're real hexidecimal heads. :huh: I've been reading to many hip-hop books...

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 08:26 AM

FFCC00
DDDD00
EEDD00
EEEE00
FFDD00
FFEE00

EE00FF
EE00EE
EE00DD

00CCFF
2222FF
CC00FF
0033CC

00FF00
77FF00
00FF77
77FF77


Added some more colours :blink:

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Posted 08 January 2003 - 07:44 PM

Blimey This Is Really Cool I love Everything
About This
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 11:03 AM

111122
111133
222233
222244
111144

I'm trying to get the same colour as the background for spoilers tags :rolleyes:

Eh?

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Posted 10 January 2003 - 11:31 AM

I tried that already to no avail
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Posted 14 January 2003 - 08:21 AM

Not sure if someone's posted this already, but this is my favourite colour resource.
HYPE's Color Specifier for Netscape v.3
It's a little old, but I don't think it's steered me wrong before. If you run a Google search for "hex colour" then hundreds of similar pages will come up

Also, the hex code to make spoilers is F5F9FD
Reekoo tests the colour to check she isn't just talking dren

A colour like this can be found easily by taking a printscreen in the current screen, opening it into a program like Photoshop, selecting the colour you want with the eyedropper, and double clicking on the colour swatch (on toolbar).

Computer colour can be identified in a few ways
Hue, Saturation & Brightness (H,S,B)
Levels of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black (CMYK)
Hex colours, 6 characters, like used on this board
Some other one that I don't know (L,a,B)
AND levels of Red, Green & Blue (RGB)

Usually, colours are measured in RGB. The latest Photoshops will tell you a hex value, but older ones and other programs may only give you an RGB. But you can convert RGB numbers to hex in Windows calculator (& probably a Mac one too)

Eg

For Cyan
Red = 0 (in RGB) = 00 (in hex)
Green = 255 = FF
Blue = 255 = FF
Therefore, the hex colour for Cyan is 00FFFF

Alternatively, the background colour can be found by looking in the source code of this page

Wow, that was a refresher for me more than anyone.
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Posted 14 January 2003 - 10:24 AM

SPOILER
I like this color (D1DCEB) for spoilers.


SPOILER...
This color (E4EAF2) is also nice but harder to see.
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 02:15 PM

OK, let me try something...
Is this colourful?
Is this reddish?
Is this some type of colour?

Now: Gold

LA LA LA LA LA!.....Yes.
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 02:17 PM

Spoiler....?
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 04:50 PM

Testing.
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Posted 02 February 2003 - 05:24 PM

Ok:
I think I've got the hang of this now...

Now let's see if I remembered this right....
Testing, testing...
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 07:17 AM

BTW, which names are already programmed to give colours, ie
[color=red][b]Mmm... fudge[/b][/color]
gives Mmm... fudge

I think blue, green, purple and yellow work, but what others do? :)

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Posted 05 April 2003 - 03:41 PM

Final Fantasy


Cool I learned how to do this and just wait untIL i USE MYL33T SKILLZ WITH IT.
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Posted 29 May 2003 - 01:51 PM

Trying to make a nice dark blue...

0033CC
0011BB
0000CC
0000DD
0033DD
0022CC
0011BB
1111CC
1100BB
1100CC
1122CC
000088
222288
0011AA
111166
110066
111188
110088
001188
001166


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  Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:58 AM

Gilgalad, on Mar 23 2003, 09:16 AM, said:

BTW, which names are already programmed to give colours, ie
[color=red][b]Mmm... fudge[/b][/color]
gives Mmm... fudge

I think blue, green, purple and yellow work, but what others do? ;)

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Actually, I think a few others work as well. I'm not sure if this will work, but I suspect that by adding the prefix "dark" or "light" to any colour:

 [COLOR=blue]Blue[/COLOR]
[COLOR=darkblue]Darkblue[/COLOR]
[COLOR=lightblue]Lightblue[/COLOR]


The colour will change to a darker or lighter shade, as it does when using html code tags:

Blue
Darkblue
Lightblue

EDIT: Cool! It does work! :)

(btw, Gilgalad, great work with the shades of blue on the above post - I'll be using those a lot! ;))

Btw, since this is my first post on the updated board, I'd just like to mention that I Posted Image the new look and the new features! Great job! :) :P :D
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 11:07 AM

I think those are coincidences, Mathew, because of mistakes in how browsers parse color values. The colors displayed are subject to change across browsers and in future upgrades and probably shouldn't be relied upon.

SFT ;)

EDIT just to make sure:

red
darkred
lightred

Heh, last one doesn't work.

green
lightgreen
darkgreen

.....................Huh. Maybe IPB really is doing this on purpose? *goes to check documentation*

SFT

EDIT AGAIN: No need to check documentation, just had to check the source. It's actually using "lightred" "darkred" etc. as CSS values. But are those being interpreted as color keywords, or are they being parsed as hexadecimal?
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 11:16 AM

75th Trombone, on Jun 3 2003, 07:06 PM, said:

I think those are coincidences, Mathew, because of mistakes in how browsers parse color values. The colors displayed are subject to change across browsers and in future upgrades and probably shouldn't be relied upon.

No, that's actually wrong. IPB uses CSS colors, not HTML colors.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 11:21 AM

But are "darkred" "lightred" "darkgreen" "lightgreen" etc. CSS color keywords? Or do browsers pretend they are? Or do browsers just misparse them as though they were Hexadecimal, like we experimented with a long time ago?

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