Browser Safe Colors


Though this was a concern in the past, newer computers now support millions of colors. Still, many older color systems can only show up to 256 colors at a time. These older browsers only display the colors from a specific palette.

Most all browsers now support the browser safe palette, which uses 6 evenly spaced gradations in red, green and blue along with their corresponding color combinations. If you select image colors from this palette, you can avoid any misrepresentation of colors by these older browsers. If the visitor's browser uses the browser safe palette, the page background uses the closest color it can find in the palette.

Next, we wrap it all up.