Posted by pork (126.96.36.199) on May 19, 2002 at 21:45:34:
In Reply to: Re: more boring techie info about computer colors -- CORRECTION... posted by John (188.8.131.52) on May 19, 2002 at 19:22:44:
: Actually, HTML allows for 16777216 (256^3) colors
: Each color, red, green, or blue, is represented by two hexadecimal digits, and each digit can be one of 16 values (0123456789ABCDEF). Each color can therefore have 256 different values.
OK, so the HTML palette *is* identical to the 32-bit VGA palette used by most computer systems. That makes more sense. :)
I'm guessing that if you set your screen resolution to 1280*1024, and maximized your browser for optimum window space, a page displaying all 16777216 colors at 1 pixel per color would comprise about 13 entire screens. Many ads of the early 24-bit color era boasted that their video adapters could display 16 million colors "at one time," which is misleading since even if there were a monitor with enough pixels, the depth capabilities of the adapters didn't go that high.
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