Color Server - PCs and MACs only have 216 colors in common. Use this utility to select colors that you'd like to be the same on your web page.
This program will convert from the RGB color codes (0-255) to the corresponding hex values (and vice versa) required by html color configurations, and will return the page to you with those values in place so you can see how they look. You can try out different backgrounds by entering the address of a background image. You can also enter the address of your page and see how the changes look directly. If you know a Hex value you can enter that, or just enter RGB values and the program will convert it to the Hex value you need for your page. To adjust colors, try adjusting the RGB values, or click on the imagemap to set them. The image map is designed to work like a color pallette, when you click between 0 and 255 on a given color you're adding that amount of color to the current mix. It's just like an artist would use to mix pigments, except that in this case you're adding colors of light, so it's not quite as intuitive.
What is Hex? Why do I need to convert my RGB values to Hex?
Hex, short for hexadecimal, is simply a base 16 numbering system, so that a three digit number (in this case numbers between 0 and 255) can be expressed as a two digit number. To specify the colors for the text and background of your homepages, you need to enter Hex values which represent the RGB values of the colors you like. Web browsers take these numbers as 6 digit (or 6 place) values, with each 2 digits representing the Red, Green, or Blue values. Hex is a notation which mixes letters and numbers. For example, a green background would be (0, 255, 0) in RGB, and 00FF00 in Hex. Browsers understand Hex. I understand how to make colors with RGB. So this program converts the two.
It's also useful for just testing out colors you already know against backgrounds, etc.
I'm checking into a more intuitive way to make colors such as with the HSV method, but I haven't figured it out yet.
Questions, comments, or bug reports please
Constructed and maintianed by Chris Seidel