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- Why not use more than the 4,096 colors in the web-smart palette?
- Because many users have monitors that support 16-bit color (thousands of colors). The web-smart palette is a compromise palette that works well at 16-bit and higher.
- Why not use the traditional web color palette?
- In their September 6, 2000, Webmonkey article, “Death of the Websafe Color Palette?”, David Lehn and Hadley Stern established that the 216-color “browser-safe” palette that has traditionally been used in web design does not consistently work across different browsers, platforms, and monitor resolutions. Lynda Weinman, who first popularized the browser-safe palette, says that “the justification for using the browser-safe palette has diminished greatly if you are developing your site for users who have current computer systems.”
- Does moreCrayons.com follow web standards?
- Short answer: yes. Details here.
- Is the moreCrayons palette available for download as Illustrator or Photoshop swatches?
- The grayscale portion of the palette is available for download as a Photoshop swatch palette. Other swatch palettes are in the works.