Roses Are #FF0000

Steph in her new tshirtI got Steph a cool shirt for Valentines day that I thought you’d like to see. It has wonderful geeky appeal, and Steph called it “a perfect combination” of her and me. I think that means she likes it! No, this isn’t all I got her.

To me, “All your base” will never die.

5 thoughts on “Roses Are #FF0000

  1. Wow, I think I saw that shirt a few weeks ago on… ummmm, I forget the nerdware site I saw it on, but I was wondering who the heck would buy one of those things. Then I thought of you Josh. No joke either! Way to fulfill my predictions!

    Hehe, it is pretty funny, I’d agree, just in a nerdy way. Enjoy Steph, I hope the other stuff he got was even better.

  2. Colors are specified that way in HTML (and also other ways). After the # sign, there are three numbers written in hexadecimal and shoved together to look like one number. The first two digits (“FF” in this case) signify the amount of red to mix into the final color. You can think of it like a percentage, except in this case rather than having varying degrees from 0% to 100%, you go from 0 to 255.

    The second and third groupings of two digits (both “00” in this case) signify green and blue, respectively. So this notation is saying “give me all red and no green and no blue”. That means you’ll end up with a bright red color. And that’s why #0000FF is a bright blue color (as seen on the shirt).

    Bright green would be #00FF00. Obviously this system lets you do colors like #33CC00, or #4A21F8. You’re not limited to being at exactly 0 or 255 for each color. You can read more about it here. Old-school HTML says you can only use certain numbers between 0 and 255, but new-school doesn’t care what old-school says because new-school is too cool.

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