which gray is best for print?

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Fri Sep 5 17:08:17 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 04:14:42PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> This is for any webmaster types:  which color gray (in hex, "#xxxxxx")
> is best for a site that has probably very long articles?  I've googled
> around and found various grays such as "#696969" or "#708090", but I
> haven't found anything that really fits what I want.  URL, anybody?
> Or if there is a color-chooser in ports, that too, altho I haven't found
> anything in ports/x11 or ports/www.
> To prevent boredom, two shades of deep gray or blue-gray would be besy.
> tia,
> gary

I can't tell you which grey is most suitable but I can tell you how I
go about choosing a colour.

Install: x11/rgb


$ showrgb | less

will give you the names of the 256 websafe colours and their rgb

I usually check out the colours by:

$ xterm -bg DarkSalmon


Alternatively, you can use css and set an html pages bg properties:

<style type="text/css">
        background-color: rgb(233,150,122);

& view it in your browser.



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