Real words that work as CSS colors for your website


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/13/real-words-that-work-as-css-co.html


#2

Very interesting. Strange to think how “IDIOT” is such a serious shade of blue.

I have to point out he forgot one: “OOOOOO!”


#3

Anyone else disappointed that COFFEE isn’t coffee?


#4

As discussed at HN, the colour ‘chucknorris’ comes out as red in HTML5. Try it.


#5

#POOP

Why is this rendering as a slightly different color for each person?


#6

Anyone care to explain to me how any letters beyond A-F are found in a “hexadecimal” number? I don’t get it.


#7

you are correct, they aren’t. the author took some liberties…
0 = o
1 = i or L
5 = s
7 = t


#8

Ah, thanks; they weren’t completely clear.

Edit -> The author explained the “o” but I didn’t realize they’d gone full “1337”-speak =p . Thank {Deity of your choice} that crap has mostly died, barring FPS gamer and/or forum names…


#9

Well, if you’re going to allow that, then

Or that that the Roman numeral V isn’t available to replace the 5 in C05FEF(E)?


#10

Because of the mid 1990s browser wars.


#11

I’m disappointed that DECAFF isn’t in there.


#12

Ah yes, the color of falling asleep in traffic at 70mph.


#13

As long as there are passwords I will maintain my fluency in 1337.


#14

Did someone say COVFEFE?


#15

Aw, they don’t include #BADA55.

I wonder what it would look like if, given knowledge of the probable distribution of consonants and vowels in 6-letter English words using that letter set, you plotted the colors of all valid words (or even “valid” words in terms of consonant-vowel pair combinations that exist in English but don’t form words) on a spectrum.


#16

Because some of you (AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) still eat meat!


#17

Is he the same artist who did that Evita Parody, mango tour?

I like this one better.


#18

They also missed DEFEC8 even though they included DEFEC7.


#19

Here is my list of 6-letter valid color words:

‘ABA5ED’
‘ABA5ED’
‘ABA5E5’
‘ABA7ED’
‘ABA7E5’
‘ABA715’
‘ABBE55’
‘ABB075’
‘ABB077’
‘AB1DED’
‘AB1DE5’
‘AB0DED’
‘AB0DE5’
‘ACAC1A’
‘ACAD1A’
‘ACCEDE’
‘ACCE55’
‘ACC057’
‘ACE71C’
‘AC1D1C’
‘ADD1C7’
‘ADE57E’
‘AD0BE5’
‘AFFEC7’
‘A5C075’
‘A51DE5’
‘A55E55’
‘A55E75’
‘A55151’
‘A55157’
‘A77E57’
‘A771C5’
‘BAB1ED’
‘BAB1E5’
‘BAB005’
‘BADD1E’
‘BA17ED’
‘BA0BAB’
‘BA5E57’
‘BA51C5’
‘BA55E5’
‘BA55E7’
‘BA5505’
‘BA57ED’
‘BA57E5’
‘BA77ED’
‘BEADED’
‘BEA575’
‘BEDDED’
‘BEEBEE’
‘BEEFED’
‘BEF175’
‘BE5E75’
‘BE51DE’
‘BE5075’
‘BE57ED’
‘BE71DE’
‘BE77A5’
‘BE77ED’
‘B1A5ED’
‘B1A5E5’
‘B1BBED’
‘B1DE75’
‘B1FFED’
‘B107A5’
‘B1071C’
‘B15EC7’
‘B177ED’
‘B0A575’
‘B0A7ED’
‘B0BBED’
‘B0BCA7’
‘B0CCE5’
‘B0CC1E’
‘B0D1CE’
‘B0D1ED’
‘B0D1E5’
‘B0FF05’
‘B00B00’
‘B00575’
‘B007ED’
‘B007EE’
‘B0071E’
‘B055ED’
‘B055E5’
‘CABB1E’
‘CAB0B5’
‘CACA05’
‘CADD1E’
‘CADD15’
‘CADE75’
‘CA5ABA’
‘CA551A’
‘CA5515’
‘CA57ED’
‘CA57E5’
‘CA77ED’
‘CEA5ED’
‘CEA5E5’
‘CE55ED’
‘CE55E5’
‘C1CADA’
‘C15C05’
‘C171ED’
‘C171E5’
‘C0AC75’
‘C0A575’
‘C0A7ED’
‘C0A7EE’
‘C0A715’
‘C0C0A5’
‘C0FFEE’
‘C01FED’
‘C00EE5’
‘C0071E’
‘C05EC5’
‘C05E75’
‘C051E5’
‘C055E7’
‘C057ED’
‘DABBED’
‘DAC017’
‘DAD0ED’
‘DAD0E5’
‘DA15E5’
‘DEBA5E’
‘DEBA7E’
‘DEBB1E’
‘DEB175’
‘DEB7EE’
‘DECADE’
‘DECE17’
‘DEC1DE’
‘DEC0C7’
‘DEC0DE’
‘DEEDED’
‘DEFACE’
‘DEFA75’
‘DEFEA7’
‘DEFEC7’
‘DEF1ED’
‘DEF1E5’
‘DE1CED’
‘DE1CE5’
‘DE1F1C’
‘DE1575’
‘DE5157’
‘DE7EC7’
‘DE7E57’
‘D1AD1C’
‘D1BBED’
‘D1C075’
‘D1D1E5’
‘D1D0E5’
‘D1E5E5’
‘D1E7ED’
‘D10DE5’
‘D15CED’
‘D15C05’
‘D17705’
‘D0B1E5’
‘D0D0E5’
‘D0FFED’
‘D00DAD’
‘D055ED’
‘D055E5’
‘D077ED’
‘EA51E5’
‘EBCD1C’
‘EDD1ED’
‘EDD1E5’
‘ED1C75’
‘ED17ED’
‘EFFACE’
‘EFFEC7’
‘EFFE7E’
‘E57A7E’
‘FACADE’
‘FACE75’
‘FAC1A5’
‘FAC1E5’
‘FAECE5’
‘FA5CE5’
‘FA5C1A’
‘FA57ED’
‘FA7505’
‘FA77ED’
‘FEA575’
‘FE1575’
‘FE55ED’
‘FE55E5’
‘FE77ED’
‘F1A5C0’
‘F1BBED’
‘F1E57A’
‘F157ED’
‘F1571C’
‘F177ED’
‘F0BBED’
‘F0E71D’
‘F01575’
‘F007ED’
‘F055AE’
‘F055E5’
‘1B1CE5’
‘1B15E5’
‘1C1E57’
‘1DEA7E’
‘10D1DE’
‘15C05E’
‘0B0157’
‘0B5E55’
‘0C7AD5’
‘0C7E75’
‘0DDE57’
‘0DE55A’
‘0FF1CE’
‘0FF5E7’
‘0F7E57’
‘07105E’
‘5ABBA7’
‘5AB075’
‘5AD157’
‘5AFE57’
‘5A55ED’
‘5A55E5’
‘5C0FF5’
‘5C0075’
‘5C071A’
‘5EABED’
‘5EA7ED’
‘5ECEDE’
‘5EDA7E’
‘5EEDED’
‘5E57E7’
‘5E70FF’
‘5E77EE’
‘51CCED’
‘51E57A’
‘51F7ED’
‘50BBED’
‘50BE17’
‘50DDED’
‘50FF17’
‘50F71E’
‘5007ED’
‘5077ED’
‘57AD1A’
‘57AFF5’
‘57A5E5’
‘57A515’
‘57A7ED’
‘57A7E5’
‘57A71C’
‘57EAD5’
‘57EED5’
‘571FF5’
‘570A75’
‘5701C5’
‘7ABBED’
‘7AB005’
‘7AC71C’
‘7A0157’
‘7A55E5’
‘7A57ED’
‘7A57E5’
‘7A7005’
‘7A77ED’
‘7A7700’
‘7EA5ED’
‘7EA5E5’
‘7EA7ED’
‘7E57ED’
‘7E57EE’
‘7E57E5’
‘71B1AE’
‘71B1A5’
‘71C7AC’
‘71C70C’
‘71DB17’
‘71D1ED’
‘71D1E5’
‘71FFED’
‘717B17’
‘71771E’
‘70A575’
‘70FFEE’
‘7017ED’
‘7007ED’
‘7055ED’
‘7077ED’
‘75E75E’


#20

3-letter colors:

‘ABC’
‘AB0’
‘AB5’
‘AB7’
‘ACE’
‘AC7’
‘ADD’
‘AD0’
‘AD5’
‘AFB’
‘AF7’
‘A1D’
‘A55’
‘A7E’
‘BAA’
‘BAD’
‘BA5’
‘BA7’
‘BED’
‘BEE’
‘BE7’
‘B1B’
‘B1D’
‘B10’
‘B17’
‘B0A’
‘B0B’
‘B0D’
‘B00’
‘B07’
‘CAB’
‘CAD’
‘CA7’
‘C1A’
‘C17’
‘C0B’
‘C0D’
‘C00’
‘C07’
‘C57’
‘C75’
‘DAB’
‘DAD’
‘DEB’
‘DEC’
‘DE1’
‘DE5’
‘D1D’
‘D1E’
‘D15’
‘D0C’
‘D0E’
‘D05’
‘D07’
‘EA7’
‘EBB’
‘EF7’
‘E0F’
‘E5C’
‘E55’
‘E7A’
‘E7C’
‘FAD’
‘FA7’
‘FB1’
‘FED’
‘FEE’
‘F1B’
‘F1E’
‘F17’
‘F0B’
‘F0E’
‘1CE’
‘1F5’
‘0AF’
‘0A7’
‘0B1’
‘0DD’
‘0DE’
‘0FF’
‘0F7’
‘5AC’
‘5AD’
‘5A7’
‘5C1’
‘5EA’
‘5EC’
‘5EE’
‘51B’
‘51C’
‘50B’
‘50C’
‘50D’
‘7AB’
‘7AD’
‘7A1’
‘7A0’
‘7A7’
‘7B5’
‘7EA’
‘7EE’
‘71C’
‘71E’
‘70E’