Tuesday, 4 May 2010

xkcd's Color Survey Results. No, seriously ...

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Ok, all kidding aside, webcomic xkcd did indeed mount a very thoughtfully designed and serious mass survey of the colours people perceive that is nonetheless quite hilarious both for what it tells us that we suspected was true, and for the myth it explodes among what we had thought (or wished) was true.

The final upshot of it all, however, is a new palette of RGB values web designers can use to reliably represent 48 basic and 954 commonly perceived colours correcting the standard X11 rgb.txt listing. You can also learn how to spell 'fuchsia'.

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