Web Color – #663399

BY:
Jack Nicholso

Web Colors are RGB or Hexadecimal codes that can be used in web pages to specify colors for text or general elements. RGB colors are measured by three, two-digit base 16 (Hexadecimal) values from ’00’ to ‘FF’.

So what’s so special about the color #663399?

Eric Meyer is a web design consultant (see image to the left). He’s well-known for his contribution to web standards and for the role he played in the creation of CSS, a scripting language for managing how HTML is displayed on a webpage. Sadly, on June 7th 2014, Eric’s daughter Rebecca passed away from a brain tumour. He posted about it on his blog. The web design community all got together and petitioned to add a new hexadecimal color to CSS4. Rebecca’s favourite color was purple and it was chosen that #663399 be the color. It would be named ‘RebeccaPurple’.

On June 19th 2014, W3 (World Wide Web Consortium) accepted to add RebeccaPurple to their web standards. You can read the acceptance message here: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014Jun/0312.html

Mozilla, Apple, Google and Microsoft have all accepted that they will implement the color into their software. It’s a sweet gesture and very heart-warming to see everyone get together to make this happen.

Here’s Rebecca’s color #663399 (RebeccaPurple):

RebeccaBlack Color Block

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Author: Jack Nicholso

Jack is the young pup of the team but has been developing websites for years and is self-taught. He can create dynamic, clean and functional websites. He has a passion for keeping up-to-date with the latest digital trends which has been fuelled further with him meeting Steve Wozniak.

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