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.
- Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Specification, Basic Data Types and Interfaces, Recognized color keyword names
- X11 Color Names, from Wikipedia
- X11 man page for RGB Values: describes how to get the color specifications for an X11 system from a /usr/lib/X11/rgb.txt file
- COLOR Universal Language and Dictionary of Names, by Kenneth L. Kelly and Deane B. Judd. National Bureau of Standards special publication 440. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, December 1976. This publication helped me prepare the Universal Color Language chart.
- Munsell Renotation Data from Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Rochester Institute of Technology. I used these Munsell values to prepare the Universal Color Language chart.
- I prepared some color values from photographs (for example, lake michigan, #50A6C2) using Pixie to measure the color value of a representative pixel.
- Color the millennium Cerulean Blue: Pantone pronounces this sky blue as the Hue of the Future
- A colorkey used in a Perl program
- Color-Name Dictionaries, by Aubrey Jaffer. Discussion of color names and dictionaries of standardized color names.
- "Mother of All HTML Color Charts,"
John C. Foster and Texas Precancel Club, shows a large index of color charts.
- See Color Books page.
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.
Measures the color value of a pixel on the screen.