rebeccapurple and the many colors of CSS
When I was coding up this website, I realized I tend to spend a great deal of time yak shaving any time I had to pick a color. There's something about the process of finding a color that I find completely bewildering. I've tried, more times than I can count, and it's just not for me.
So when I was writing the CSS, I quickly decided to remind myself what the default colors for CSS were. I don't think I'd looked at the colors seriously since it was just the default sixteen:
These were all there were from their specification in 1996 untill 2011. 15 years later, we'd receive the next color addition in CSS Level 2 Rev 1:
That's right. Orange. The seventeenth named color.
Since then, the colors have gone in an excellent direction. No longer catering to VTA displays, they're less bold, and more subtle. Their names are also excellent. On March 2018, we'd get this wonderful selection of 129 colors
Most recently we added one more color:
This color is why I wrote this whole post. I won't repeat the story, but please give this short explanation of the color and what it honors a read. I must admit, I didn't expect to get teary while reading about CSS color options.