Just a quick followup on HSL color visualizations and CSS: The Definitive Guide.
To take those two things in reverse, I got word from my editor that color is definitely an option for the book, though the exact form it will take is not 100% certain. The options range from an insert of color plates to printing color on a per-page as-needed basis, and it’s hard right now to know what will make the most sense for the book and its price. We’re hoping for the per-page approach, but it will depend on just how fast color prices plunge in the near(ish) future and what the book requires. The glorious, glorious upshot is that I can abandon all thought of grayscale requirements and only concentrate on avoiding light yellows, which I guess print badly.
- Getting HSL from RGB — a look at how the arrangement and fading of the three primaries yields the complete hue wheel. Its point is a little less obvious than the others, but (I hope) only by a little. If you’ve ever wondered how RGB and the hue part of HSL relate to each other, this visualization should help answer the question.
I think I’m done with visualizing colors for now, but I think I said that before, so you never know. I mean, you know, colors, man! What do they mean?