Links to Netscape Color Pages
GIF Wizard by Raspberry
Hill Publishing is in my book the most valuable resource for freeing up
bandwidth. The site provides a form in which you enter the URL of an image
saved in the GIF format. GIF Wizard goes to work on the image, analyzing the
image several ways, modifying the palette, reducing colors, decreasing the
palette size, etc. Results are displayed in the form of the new image and
accompanying statistics. Try this site out with you images. You will probably
find a vast descrease in file size required for your images.
- WWW Imaging Message Board -- I just added
a message board dedicated to optimizing images for the web. Please post questions
and answers there. I have posted a couple of test messages to get it started.
Netscape Technical Note 10302
describes Unix-related problems with Netscape running at 256 colors.
This link is no longer valid. If anybody knows where the information was
moved to, I'd appreciate the URL.
- My page at the-light.com. This is a new site for my page and will be my permanent location. Please change your bookmarks to this location.
My page on Onramp
Use this location only if my site at the-light is not working.
I just added a clickable map to my image of the 6X6X6 color
cube. This map will allow you to view the hex code for a color simply by moving the
mouse over the color.
My page in Cyrillic translated by
Anthon V. Lobastoff.
Моя страничка на русском языке, переведеная Антоном Лобастовым
My page in Novosibirsk, Siberia (Новосибирск on Russian (koi8))
- 4096 Color (12 bit) 16x16x16 Color Palette
- 32768 Color (15 bit) 32x32x32 Color Palette
- All 16.7 Million Colors on one page.
The images on this page are in PNG format. If your browser does not support
PNG and you simply want to download the images, turn automatic image loading
off in your browser before going to this page. Netscape does not support PNG
unless you have installed a 3rd party plugin.
The 256 Colors of Netscape (which do not dither) by Bob Cunningham
provides a lucid explanation of the Netscape color palette. Contains
links to related sites.
- Preparing Graphics
for the Web by Douglas E. Gray, is a very well compiled site explaining aspects of creating
images for the web.
WWW4: Not Just Decoration: quality graphics for the Web,
by Chris Lilley, is a paper that has some of the best information I have
ever seen on image optimization for the net.
The Web Developer's Virtual Library
contains more information than you ever dreamed of asking about developing
for the web.
Supposed Non-dithering Netscape Colors,
contains example text displayed with each of the Netscape text colors (by Hex code).
256 color square is a small
clickable map of the 256 Netscape colors.
Abigail Lavine has produced "The Great Cross-Platform Netscape Background Dithering Test"
Laurie McCanna's Photoshop Tricks #8,
among other things describes a bug in Photoshop's applying system palettes
Sometimes Netscape will dither to a 125 color cube instead of a 216 color
cube. Netscape color grid
is a page in Berlin showing this cube with hex values.
(Bob Allison's Home Page) The Web Masters' Page
contains a huge amount of information on developing for the web.
, by Sam Choukri
This page contains an indexed color chart with a form that allows you
to enter colors from the chart and a GIF to use for the background. It
will then display a sample page using the values you selected.
Thalia's Guide: The Color Page
contains an engine with a graphical user interface to allow you to select
colors for background, and various link text. Also lets you specify a
background image. This site also contains small, medium, and large
datatabases of color swatches, information on background images and links
to other color-related sites.
has textures, clip art, and images.
provides an image conversion utility service.
contains all sorts of imaging related information.
RGB Hex Triplet Color Chart
by Doug Jacobson
Jpeg FAQ: Everything you wanted to know about the Jpeg format, and a little bit more.
- Poynton's Colour FAQ
- WWW Colors and Black & White Monitors Information on what to do for those folks with monochrome monitors.
- Web Color Charts Plus Rated Links
- Patto's 216 Windows colors: another palette design with hex codes for each color. This is a large palette and may take a while to load, but it's nice to have all the codes visible at one time.
- Rich Young's Netscape Palette Notes describes the standard palette yet another way, using the Mac system palette for illustrations.
- The HTML Palette! This is the first palette I know of created entirely in HTML. You must have MSIE 2.0 of Netscape 3.0 or later to view it properly because it adjusts the colors of table cells.
- An Interactive Voyage Through the 6x6x6 Color Cube This is a great new site. William I. Johnston has created a page that, like the previous site, uses HTML to display the colors using forms.
However, this page adds a unique feature. You view the 6x6x6 Color Cube one slice at a time. The slices are perpendicular to the line
connecting the white and black corners of the cube, so you get all colors of the same intensity in a slice! Check it out! (actually the colors would be the same intensity were it not for monitor gamma as well as other nuances of light)
- Diagonal Cross Section Animation I liked William's idea so much, I created a GIF animation based upon the same idea.
This page has a snapshot of the animation after building a complete cube. If you have a GIF animation enabled browser, you can then follow the
link to the animation of the same image.
I am beginning to collect links to color theory pages. If you know of good
material on the web, please drop me a line.
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sign my guestbook. If you have a related URL that is not listed here,
please tell me about it. I'll be happy to list it.
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