HTML Colors as in the comment help  

SpaceRangerNJ 55M
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3/16/2006 2:25 pm

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3/17/2006 11:45 pm

HTML Colors as in the comment help

In the "more" help for comments it references using custom colors:

For colors, you can use standard HTML color names (brown, green, red, blue, etc.) or use HTML "hex values" (#CC00CC, #00BBBB, etc.)

For example I use the command [color #0066cc] to make my text this blueish color. The command is typed exactly as shown above in black.

The # tells it you are going to put a hex number in. The 0066cc actually represents 3 numbers. 00, 66 and cc.

In the numbers you are used to seeing (Decimal) it translates to 0, 102 and 204.

These correspond to the numbers used in the RGB designation of the color. The Red, Green and Blue components. Remember mixing paints in grade school? sort of like that.

Numbers can range from 0 to 255. You can see this in the define custom color dialog box of most windows programs like the paint program. Just point and click on a color and the numbers will show up in the dialog box.

Once you find a color you like write down the values.

Open up the Windows calculator and select scientific mode.

Type in your first number and then switch to HEX mode (with the radio button at the top). It will translate the number. Switch back to DEC mode and repeat for your second and third number. Then use them in your blog.

Any questions?
Have fun.

firestarter665 42M/39F

3/16/2006 3:41 pm

You are talking to the wrong person on this one. It is all jibberish to me.LOL

SpaceRangerNJ replies on 3/16/2006 4:18 pm:
I can walk you through it if you are at all interested. I'm told I am a good teacher; even have a masters degree in education. It's really very simple once you go through it.

tillerbabe 55F

3/17/2006 12:24 am

OMG! MATH?!?!?!?

Reminder: [post 264117] and [post 273720] get those pics out!!!!

Are you "in"????

SpaceRangerNJ replies on 3/17/2006 6:45 am:
No math my dear. Ppoint and click at colors on the custom color dialog. The numbers for the color will appear.
In the calculator just type the number and select the HEX radio button. The number gets translated automatically.
Easy Cheesy Lemon Squeesy!

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