Death of the Websafe Color Palette?

From a 6 Sep 2000 Webmonkey by David Lehn and Hadley Stern, "After the pixeldust settled, we looked at what was left of the ersatz websafe palette. There wasn't much. Admittedly, we got different results in what would seem to be the same conditions: one Win9x machine would fail for a color, and another such machine wouldn't. We decided to play it safe. Really safe. We found that only 22 of the 216 colors we began with did not end up being shifted incorrectly in at least one viewing environment. So, it looks like we have roughly 22 colors that are really websafe -- Windows and MacIntosh, Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, 8-bit, 16-bit, and 24-bit compatible for GIFs and BGCOLOR. We call this the The Reallysafe Palette (hope you like green ...)." Read the article...

Posted by seralat at 08:40 PM on June 17, 2002
Filed in: Color Use and Theory, Interface Design & Layout