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  Color (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Colors are perceiver-dependent but hybrid properties: to have a specific color is to have some intrinsic feature by virtue of which the object has the power to appear in a distinctive way (e.g., as in 4).
Colors are properties that as a group, form an internally-related 4+2 structure, built on the four unique, primary hues: green, red, blue and yellow, and related to the fl/white pair.
Colors are what fill in the outlines of these forms, they are the stuff out of which visual phenomena are built up; our visual world consists solely of differently formed colors; and objects, from the point of view of seeing them, that is, seen objects, are nothing other than colors of different kinds and forms.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/color   (16979 words)

  CSS3 Color Module
Hue is represented as an angle of the color circle (i.e.
The format of an HSLA color value in the functional notation is 'hsla(' followed by the hue in degrees, saturation and lightness as a percentage, and an , followed by ')'.
User agents may default the 'flavor' color to the dominant accent color used on the physical machine/mechanism that the user is interacting with (frequently a mouse, keyboard, monitor and computer case, often just a laptop), if the UA is able to retrieve that information from the platform and machine.
www.w3.org /TR/css3-color   (3853 words)

  Color - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Color or colour (see spelling differences) is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, yellow, white, etc. Color derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light energy versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors.
To summarize, the color of an object is a complex result of its surface properties, its transmission properties, and its emission properties, all of which factors contribute to the mix of wavelengths in the light leaving the surface of the object.
Colors are produced when a material is scored with fine parallel lines, formed of many thin parallel layers, or otherwise composed of microstructures on the scale of the color's wavelength.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Color   (3799 words)

 VisiBone Webmaster's Color Lab
This is the set of colors most universally and consistently supported by web browsers.
Also known as the web-safe palette, the safety palette, the universal palette, Netscape colors, dither-free colors, or the 6x6x6 colors.
On the left is the "color menu" used by the color lab.
www.visibone.com /colorlab   (136 words)

 Color (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2)
An alpha value of 1.0 or 255 means that the color is completely opaque and an alpha value of 0 or 0.0 means that the color is completely transparent.
Creates an sRGB color with the specified combined RGBA value consisting of the alpha component in bits 24-31, the red component in bits 16-23, the green component in bits 8-15, and the blue component in bits 0-7.
Converts the components of a color, as specified by the default RGB model, to an equivalent set of values for hue, saturation, and brightness that are the three components of the HSB model.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/awt/Color.html   (1998 words)

 4096 Color Wheel Version 2.1
Hover over the square to change saturation (left to right) and value (bottom to top) of the last hue.
Jump to a primary or secondary color: red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, or yellow.
The enter key will also add the current color to the pick list.
www.ficml.org /jemimap/style/color/wheel.html   (97 words)

 Firelily Designs - Color Vision, Color Deficiency
The subject of color usage on the web comes up once in a while, so I thought it might be useful to pull together some basic issues for people who might be interested in color.
It is not a discussion of when and whether it is appropriate to use color at all, or of considerations for international use of color; those are huge topics deserving separate discussion.
Color on color may seem (relatively) safe if you understand color deficiency, but there is one more catch.
www.firelily.com /opinions/color.html   (3912 words)

These three colors of light are from the red, green, and blue parts of the spectrum.
All other colors effect these receptors to varying degrees so that we are able to discern a great range of various color mixtures.
The primary colors for mixing paints, inks, and dyes, are not the same as for mixing light.
home.att.net /~B-P.TRUSCIO/COLOR.htm   (669 words)

 Lighthouse International - Effective Color Contrast
Two colors that contrast sharply to someone with normal vision may be far less distinguishable to someone with a visual disorder.
With color deficits, the ability to discriminate colors on the basis of lightness is reduced.
With color deficits, the ability to discriminate colors on the basis of all three attributes -- hue, lightness and saturation -- is reduced.
www.lighthouse.org /color_contrast.htm   (593 words)

 ArtLex on Color
spectrum is organized as a color wheel, the colors are divided into groups called primary, secondary and intermediate (or tertiary) colors; analogous and complementary, and also as warm and cool colors.
Colors can be objectively described as saturated, clear, cool, warm, deep, subdued, grayed, tawny, mat, glossy, monochrome, multicolored, particolored, variegated, or polychromed.
Sometimes people speak of colors when they are actually refering to pigments, what they are made of (various natural or synthetic substances), their relative permanence, etc.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/c/color.html   (930 words)

 colorspace-faq -- FAQ about Color and Gamma
Color is the perceptual result of light in the visible region of the spectrum, having wavelengths in the region of 400 nm to 700 nm, incident upon the retina.
The colors that can be mixed from a particular set of CMY primaries cannot be determined from the colors of the primaries themselves, but are also a function of the colors of the sets of combinations of the primaries.
A direct color image can be converted to indexed color with an image-dependent colormap by a process of color quantization that searches through all of the triples used in the image, and chooses the palette for the image based on the colors that are in some sense most "important".
www.faqs.org /faqs/graphics/colorspace-faq   (12951 words)

 slayeroffice | tools | color palette creator v1.6.1
This tool was inspired directly by the excellent Creating Color Palettes article by Andy Clarke.
To change the color the base color is blended with, change the hex value for the row and hit the "change" button.
From there you may set a saved color as the base, delete an individual color or delete all of the colors you've saved.
slayeroffice.com /tools/color_palette   (314 words)

 Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx
Choices regarding color often seem rather mystical, as many seem to base decisions on nothing other than "it looks right." Although often told I had an eye for color, the reason why some colors worked together while others did not always intrigued me and I found the study of color theory fascinating.
With respect to the arts, color was part of the realistic, visual representation of form, but one group of painters abandoned the traditional practices regarding color in painting.
After reviewing the information, I hope you will see that the successful use of color is not at all mystical, and that by understanding a few things about color, it is possible to incorporate into your designs with a confidence based on tested concepts and methods.
www.worqx.com /color   (489 words)

 Color Blender
Pick a color value format, input two valid CSS color values in the format you chose, and pick the number of midpoints you'd like to see.
The palette will show the colors you input as well as the requested number of midpoint colors, and the values of those colors.
The Color Blender is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0 License.
www.meyerweb.com /eric/tools/color-blend   (235 words)

 The World of Color. Introduction - webreference.com
However, color per se and its use on the Web appeared so inspiring a topic that I considered a color study well deserving a column of its own.
Nevertheless, many colors and tints do possess certain implications that are more or less the same for all viewers.
I'll try to show you the right way of thinking about colors to help you select those which are the best at least for yourself---which is a real chance to please your visitor's eyes as well.
www.webreference.com /dlab/9704   (749 words)

 Color Schemer | Create matching color schemes at the click of a button
Color Schemer Studio is a professional color matching application for anyone from hobbyists to advanced professionals.
Color Schemer Studio OSX will help you inject new life into your work - with the same ease and simplicity that you love about your Mac.
Browse color schemes, find inspiration, and copy your favorite hex color values without ever leaving your Dashboard.
www.colorschemer.com   (213 words)

 Color Photographs from the FSA and OWI Home Page
The color photographs of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection include scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, and the effects of the Great Depression.
A significant number of the color photographs concern the mobilization effort for World War II and portray aircraft manufacturing, military training, and the nation's railroads.
The 1,600 color photographs produced by the FSA and OWI photographers are less well known and far less extensive than the 164,000 fl-and-white photographs in the collection.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/fsachtml/fsowhome.html   (206 words)

 Welcome to Color Matters
Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live.
Explore : The concept of color can be approached from several disciplines: physiology, psychology, philosophy, and art.
Color Matters is a registered trademark of J.L. Morton.
www.colormatters.com /entercolormatters.html   (278 words)

 HTML Color Names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The table below provides a list of the color names that are supported by all major browsers.
If you want to use other colors, you must specify their RGB or HEX value.
Click on a color name (or a hex value) to view the color as the background-color along with different text colors:
www.w3schools.com /html/html_colornames.asp   (238 words)

 Non-Dithering Colors in Browsers
Mostly, the palette contains far less light and dark colors than I wish it did, and is heavy on highly saturated colors and low on muted, tinted or toned colors.
Right now, very few people are designing their web sites to work on those systems, so the need for the browser-safe color palette is definitely downgraded to a mere shadow of its former glory.
By eliminating the 40 variable colors, this palette is optimized for cross-platform use.
www.lynda.com /hex.html   (1065 words)

 Pantone - PANTONE Colors, products and guides for accurate color communication.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
When your world of color encompasses a wide range of media, look to Pantone for digital support to provide color data, palettes and consistency - from packaged software solutions and online color tools, to support for the advanced PANTONE Hexachrome technology, all the way to our innovative E-tailer solution.
Color is the essential ingredient in creating today's products.
A focused color rationale and correct palette are the perfect ingredients for success.
www.pantone.com   (321 words)

 Apple - Pro - Insights and Ideas / Color
Find out what color experts — including Jody Turner, James Victore, Petter Ringbom, Matias Bilbao, and Russell Brown —; have to say about their favorite colors and how they use them.
Read “Simultaneous Contrast” and “The Temperature of Color” to make of the most of your colors on your Mac.
When selecting colors for a project that needs to reproduce color consistently regardless of delivery format (web, print, dvd, etc.), use the ColorSync Utility to ensure that the colors being specified do not shift too drastically when converted.
www.apple.com /pro/color   (456 words)

 Ishihara Test for Color Blindness
I am color blind, as is about 12 - 20 percent (depending on whose figures you want to believe) of the white, male population and a tiny fraction of the female population.
When you see what we can't see, you may understand why it's so tough to find the right sox and why we like bright colors, which are often identifiable.
The individual with normal color vision will see a 5 revealed in the dot pattern.
www.toledo-bend.com /colorblind/Ishihara.html   (227 words)

 4096 Color Wheel Version 2.1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Hover over the square to change saturation (left to right) and value (bottom to top) of the last hue.
Jump to a primary or secondary color: red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, or yellow.
The enter key will also add the current color to the pick list.
ficml.awardspace.com /jemimap/style/color/wheel.html   (97 words)

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