Problems with using color names

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Problems with using color names

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Problems with using color names
  1. Only 16 names will validate

    Annotations:

    • Although most browsers accept hundreds of color names, only 16 are guaranteed to validate in CSS and HTML validators    
    1. Although most browsers accept hundreds of color names, only 16 are guaranteed to validate in CSS and HTML validators
    2. Color names are somewhat subjective

      Annotations:

      • You’ll find different opinions on what exactly constitutes any particular color, especially when you get to the more obscure colors.    
      1. You’ll find different opinions on what exactly constitutes any particular color, especially when you get to the more obscure colors.
      2. Difficult to modify

        Annotations:

        • What color is a tad bluer than Gainsboro?    
        1. What color is tad bit lighter than Red?
        2. Hard to match

          Annotations:

          • Say you’re building an online shrine to your cat and you want the text to match your cat’s eye color. It’ll be hard to figure out exactly what color name corresponds to your cat’s eyes    
          1. Say you’re building an online shrine to your cat and you want the text to match your cat’s eye color. It’ll be hard to figure out exactly what color name corresponds to your cat’s eyes
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