Web Author's Guide
Alternate Web Color Scaling
Theory. As explained on our Color Theory page, it would give better contrasts in the palette if the six-level scale for each of the primary color components were 00, 66, 99, BB, DD, FF (0, 102, 153, 187, 238, 255) rather than the seemingly evenly-spaced 00, 33, 66, 99, CC, FF.
We here repeat the Red = 66 chart from the Colors page, with those alternate scale values in place. NB: these are Web-unsafe colors, and may not display correctly, though the better "spacing" between colors should still be clear. To compare, go back and forth between this table and the standard Red = 66 one.
RED = 66 SCALES (ALTERNATE)
Rescaled to 00, 66, 99, BB, DD, FF Levels
Blue Levels are Constant Within Each Column
Read Across Rows to Hold Green Constant and Decrease Blue
66--FF 66--DD 66--BB 66--99 66--66 66--00
Go to Standard Version of Chart
There is no possibility of changing the HTML conventions, and thus of getting more evenly-spaced and more usable charts. So the chart above is merely a curiosity. You cannot get the extra shades at the light ends of the rows and columns, at least not in Web-safe form.
16 Dec 2001/ Contact The Project / Exit to Reference Page