[thelist] CSS and border characteristics in IE 5.0 PC

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Tue Mar 12 16:44:00 CST 2002


> From: Hardacker, Andrew
> Of course, I also prefer the literals "black" and
> "white" to the hex values because I never remember
> which is which in hex.

for me, the hex makes more sense.  i can actually get a sense for what the color will be based on the hex values.  but, throw a literal in front of me and i'm like "huh?".  like what's the difference between bisque (#ffe4c4) and blanchedalmond (#ffebcd)?  or fuchsia (#ff00ff) and magenta (#ff00ff)?  or blue (#0000ff) and royalblue (#eeeeee)?  or chartreuse (#7fff00), lime (#00ff00), and lawngreen (#7cfc00)?  truth is, the differences are so close you can hardly tell with the eye (or identical in the case of fuchsia and magenta, wtf).

also, while it may not be so much of an issue with css capable browsers, but it used to be that more browsers understood hex values better than they did literals.  i just got in the habit of always using the hex values.  also, it comes down to scanability and readability.  i know, when looking for something in a css file, that when i see something that begins with hash (#) that it's a color.



jeff at members.evolt.org

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