which gray is best for print?
kline at thought.org
Fri Sep 5 20:06:10 UTC 2008
On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 06:08:04PM +0100, Frank Shute wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for this. I'll check it out when I'm less crushed! Just
one note to the list (in case anybody else it looking for
attractive/fitting #xxxxxx codes): dark, black-ish blue #000033
is very good and pleasant on the eyes; #333366 even more so.
I'm still open to the bg color. The display white is not true,
paper-white. Anyway, pretty sure the ink+paper publishers have
their own [[ BETTER ]] ideas. I'm looking for what looks good on
> Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
More information about the freebsd-questions