Tom Chi  

Take the Hex from My Lex

September 26th, 2003 by Tom Chi :: see related comic

Though at times web safe felt like a terrible burden, there is such a thing as too many choices. Back in the day it was possible to have favorite web colors that people would recognize, like the beautiful 336699 and 6699CC… the gutsy FF9933 (boo anyone?) and the very neen 99FF33 (wired). Now there is incredible freedom, but for me that just means more time spent picking - and really it’s not my forte. I’m probably just selectively forgetting how unfun it was to consider dithering algorithms or to handblend microtexture color grids from the period table of web colors, but there will always be a bit of nostalgia for the good old days.


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