If you're going to design website, you must know about color, and
to know about color, you must understand websafe colors. As you
may know, HTML renders colors based on hexidecimal notation, which
looks like this: #RRGGBB. Each set of numbers represents
a single color, and the colors are red, green, and blue. All other
colors are mixed from these colors, but keep in mind that this mixing
doesn't work like the color wheel you probably knew as a child.
Hexidecimal is a base 16 notation, and thus there are sixteen possible
values for a number, ranging from 0 to F, and where 0 is absolute
lack of that color, and F is the maximum of that color that may
Unfortunately, web browsers can only accurately depict colors that
are made from combinations of 00, 33, 66, 99, CC, or FF. This amounts
to a total of 216 "websafe colors."
>> The 16 colornames
>> The 216 websafe colors