Color Spot Tables: tables of color swatches and color codes used in HTML and CSS

References and Further Information

These are links to reference information used to prepare The Color Spot at HTML Station and links to informative color-related sites.
W3C CSS3 Color Module
Specification of the Cascading Style Sheets level 3 color-related properties. Reviews the color properties in place in CSS levels 1 and 2 and new properties for CSS3. This is the primary source material for the HSL, HSLA, and RGBA color definitions and SVG color keywords used in many tables I've prepared.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Specification
Describes the W3C Recommendation, a modularized language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML. Basic data types include color specification.
A Standard Default Color Space for the Internet - sRGB
Sets out the technical details for a standard color space, sRGB, based on red, green, and blue values for use by Web software. By Michael Stokes, Matthew Anderson, Srinivasan Chandrasekar, and Ricardo Motta. Version 1.10, November 5, 1996. This is explained in up-to-date detail on the sRGB Web site which includes a list of color standards bodies.
Color names and values
The Colourlovers site contains a large set of colors to explore, including submitted colors from users and rankings of colors.
I found color names and values from a variety of sources.
Books
See Color Books page.
Software
  • EasyRGB
    Software used for color matching, harmonies, tint searching, calculations, and monitor calibration. I used the Color mathematics and conversion formulas page to calculate the HSL, CMYK, and RGB color codes based on the hexadecimal color code. Interactive calculators on this site allow you to make many calculations.
  • Color Wheel Pro
    Software that allows you to create color schemes and preview them on real examples. Web site includes discussion of color theory.
  • Pixie
    Measures the color value of a pixel on the screen.
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