Pop quiz: when coding a website, and creating a style sheet, which of the following do you consider less trouble when you need to come up with a new RGB hex code for a colour:
- Look up the colour in an online chart and copy-and-paste
- Fire up your favourite graphics package and copy-and-paste
- Calculate in your head what the correct RGB sequence for the colour you want would be, and type it in directly
You see, I'm worried, because the answer recently became 3 for me. I'm beginning to move away from the obvious ones -- red, green, blue, black, white -- into secondary colours like yellow and purple, and I'm branching off into pastels. It worries me because I wonder what actually useful skill is being pushed out of my head to make way for the ability to count in base 16.
Wondering: how soon after starting it's considered kosher to start working from home (it's so cold! I don't wanna leave the house!)
Dreaming: of the #88BBFF, #88BBFF skies of home...