RESOURCE Colour Guide 2.0

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY MECHANICS' started by Holmishire, Oct 17, 2016.

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Which style do you use?

  1. Midnight

    71.4%
  2. Dusk

    25.0%
  3. Evening

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Daylight

    3.6%
  5. Sunrise

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. It had to happen eventually. After its third major rework, I had thought the Colour Guide to be finished—surely there was nothing left to improve?

    But alas, the coding crashed, the backgrounds changed, and my ambitions soared.

    Here at Iwaku, we have five primary styles: Midnight, Dusk, Evening, Daylight, and Sunrise. Each style has its own background colour, and are split between two standard text colours: white for the first two, black for the other three. When individuals choose to stray from the standard text, however, challenges arise. Tedious as it may be, for the good of the community, one must ensure any colour used provides sufficient contrast to be read painlessly on each of the styles.

    Tedious once, perhaps, but no more.



    • Midnight
      XOXXOOOX
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      Evening
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOXOXOOO
      OXOOOXOO
      XXOOOXXO
      Dusk
      OOXXXXOX
      XOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      Daylight
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOXOXOOX
      OXXXXOOX
      Sunrise
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOOOOOOO
      OOXOOOOX
      OOXXXOOX
      Aggregate
      XOXXXXOX
      XOOOOOOO
      OOXOXOOO
      OXXOOXOX
      XXXXXXXX


      Though ideally it would be nice if all preset colours in the rich text editor were friendly to all backgrounds, that is not the case. Avoid using any colours x'd out in the aggregate table.

      For reference, the background colours are as follows:
      • Midnight: #000000
      • Dusk: #313131
      • Sunrise: #f6f6f6
      • Evening: #c2c2c2
      • Daylight: #e5e3e3
    • Foreword: For those who remember the old hexcode table, there have been some significant changes in format. Due to the decision to expand the array of analysed colours from the 216 websafe colours to all 4096 three-digit colours, revealing precisely which backgrounds each colour did not provide sufficient contrast for quickly became unsustainable.

      In fact, the data was so large that it exceeded Iwaku's maximum post size, even ignoring failures. (trust me, I tried.)

      As such, you'll just have to trust me. Below are all 1450 that passed my tests, sorted by hue.


      #666#777#888#999#A99#988#877#766#977
      #866#A77#C88#966#B77#855#D88#A66#C77
      #955#B66#D77#E77#C66#A55#D66#B55#C55
      #A44#D55#B44#C44#D44#A33#E44#B33#C33
      #D33#E33#A22#F33#B22#C22#D22#E22#F22
      #A11#B11#C11#D11#E11#F11#A00#B00#C00
      #D00#E00#F00#F10#F21#E10#E21#D10#F43
      #E32#D21#C10#D32#C21#B10#E54#D43#C32
      #B21#A10#D54#C43#B32#A21#D65#C54#B43
      #A32#F20#D76#C65#B54#A43#E20#E31#D20
      #D87#C76#B65#A54#943#D31#C20#D42#C31
      #B20#C87#B76#A65#954#D53#C42#B31#A20
      #F30#E30#D64#C53#B42#A31#E41#D30#B87
      #A76#965#D75#C64#B53#A42#931#D41#C30
      #F40#D52#C41#B30#C75#B64#A53#D63#C52
      #B41#A30#D40#A87#976#865#C86#B75#A64
      #953#D74#C63#B52#A41#D51#C40#D62#C51
      #B40#D85#C74#B63#A52#941#D50#B86#A75
      #964#D73#C62#B51#A40#D61#C50#C85#B74
      #A63#952#C73#B62#A51#940#D72#C61#B50
      #D60#987#876#B97#A86#975#B85#A74#963
      #C84#B73#D83#A62#C72#951#B61#D71#840
      #A50#C60#D70#D82#C71#B60#C83#B72#A61
      #950#B84#A73#962#851#D81#C70#B96#A85
      #974#863#C82#B71#A60#D80#C94#B83#A72
      #961#850#C81#B70#A97#986#875#764#B95
      #A84#973#862#C93#B82#751#A71#D91#960
      #C80#B81#A70#B94#A83#972#861#750#C91
      #B80#A96#985#874#763#B93#A82#971#860
      #C90#B92#A81#970#A95#984#873#762#B91
      #A80#B90#A94#983#872#761#A93#982#871
      #760#A92#981#870#A91#980#A90#998#776
      #997#886#AA7#664#996#885#AA6#774#995
      #884#994#773#AA4#883#662#993#AA3#772
      #882#992#661#771#881#991#AA1#660#770
      #880#990#9A1#890#9A2#891#780#9A3#892
      #781#670#9A4#893#782#671#9A5#894#783
      #672#561#8A1#790#9A6#895#784#673#8A2
      #791#680#8A3#792#681#570#7A0#9A7#785
      #674#8A4#793#682#571#7A1#690#7A2#691
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      #7A6#695#584#473#4A2#391#280#4B2#3A1
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      #3A2#291#180#3B2#2A1#190#2B1#1A0#898
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      #1A1#1B1#070#080#090#0A0#0B1#1B2#0A1
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      #0A2#2B4#1A3#092#6A7#596#485#2A4#193
      #082#3A5#294#183#1B4#0A3#7A8#697#586
      #5B7#4A6#395#284#173#1A4#093#0B4#3B6
      #2A5#194#083#5A7#496#385#0A4#4B7#3A6
      #295#184#073#2B6#1A5#094#798#687#576
      #6A8#597#486#4A7#396#3B7#285#2A6#195
      #084#0A5#2B7#1A6#095#3A7#296#185#5A8
      #497#386#1B7#0A6#2A7#196#085#698#587
      #476#4A8#397#286#1A7#096#0A7#3A8#297
      #186#6A9#598#487#2A8#197#086#1A8#097
      #5A9#498#387#0A8#4A9#398#287#3A9#298
      #187#2A9#198#087#1A9#098#0A9#899#788
      #677#8AA#799#688#577#7AA#699#588#6AA
      #477#599#488#5AA#499#377#4AA#388#399
      #3AA#277#288#299#2AA#177#188#199#1AA
      #077#088#099#0AA#0AB#1AB#09A#2AB#19A
      #3AB#29A#078#4AB#39A#289#178#067#5AB
      #49A#389#278#0AC#1AC#09B#6AB#59A#489
      #378#2AC#19B#08A#3AC#29B#18A#0AD#69A
      #589#478#4AC#39B#28A#1AD#09C#2AD#19C
      #08B#49B#38A#0AE#3AD#29C#18B#07A#1AE
      #09D#79A#689#578#59B#48A#379#4AD#39C
      #28B#2AE#17A#19D#08C#0AF#1AF#09E#3AE
      #29D#18C#07B#5AD#49C#38B#27A#2AF#19E
      #08D#69B#58A#479#4AE#39D#28C#17B#09F
      #3AF#29E#18D#07C#6AD#59C#48B#37A#19F
      #08E#49D#38C#27B#4AF#39E#28D#17C#29F
      #18E#07D#08F#89A#789#678#79B#68A#579
      #69C#58B#47A#59D#48C#49E#37B#38D#39F
      #27C#28E#17D#18F#07E#07F#28F#17E#49F
      #38E#27D#59E#48D#37C#69D#58C#47B#17F
      #06E#38F#27E#79C#68B#57A#59F#48E#37D
      #06F#27F#16E#69E#58D#47C#36B#48F#37E
      #16F#89B#78A#679#79D#68C#57B#69F#58E
      #47D#37F#26E#26F#58F#47E#79E#68D#57C
      #46B#47F#36E#89C#78B#67A#68E#57D#36F
      #68F#57E#46D#78C#67B#56A#57F#46E#46F
      #89E#78D#67C#56B#78E#67D#56C#78F#67E
      #56D#67F#56E#56F#99A#889#778#667#88A
      #779#668#88B#77A#88C#669#77B#88D#66A
      #77C#88E#66B#77D#88F#77E#66C#77F#66D
      #66E#66F#76F#87F#76E#87E#76D#98E#87D
      #76C#98D#87C#76B#75F#86F#98C#87B#76A
      #97F#86E#97E#86D#75C#85F#98B#87A#769
      #97D#86C#75B#96F#85E#74D#A7F#96E#85D
      #A8D#97C#86B#95F#A7E#96D#85C#A6F#95E
      #84D#94F#83E#98A#879#768#A8C#97B#86A
      #A7D#96C#B7F#85B#A6E#95D#A5F#94E#93F
      #92F#A4F#93E#B6F#A5E#94D#B7E#A6D#95C
      #91F#A3F#92E#A7C#96B#B5F#A4E#93D#90F
      #A2F#91E#B6E#A5D#94C#B4F#A3E#92D#A1F
      #A8B#97A#869#B7D#A6C#95B#C6F#B5E#A4D
      #93C#B3F#A2E#A0F#B2F#A1E#C5F#B4E#A3D
      #B6D#A5C#94B#B1F#A0E#C4F#B3E#A2D#91C
      #B0F#B8C#A7B#96A#C6E#B5D#A4C#C3F#B2E
      #A1D#C2F#B1E#A0D#C5E#B4D#A3C#C1F#B0E
      #B7C#A6B#95A#D5F#C4E#B3D#A2C#C0F#D4F
      #C3E#B2D#A1C#B6C#A5B#94A#D3F#C2E#B1D
      #D2F#C1E#B0D#C6D#B5C#A4B#93A#D1F#C0E
      #D0F#C5D#B4C#A3B#C4D#B3C#D4E#C3D#B2C
      #D3E#C2D#B1C#E3F#D2E#C1D#B0C#E2F#D1E
      #C0D#E1F#D0E#E0F#A9A#989#878#767#A8A
      #979#868#B8B#A7A#969#B7B#858#A6A#C7C
      #959#B6B#848#C6C#A5A#D6D#B5B#949#C5C
      #A4A#D5D#B4B#C4C#D4D#A3A#E4E#B3B#C3C
      #D3D#E3E#A2A#F3F#B2B#C2C#D2D#E2E#F2F
      #A1A#B1B#C1C#D1D#E1E#F1F#A0A#B0B#C0C
      #D0D#E0E#F0F#F0E#F1E#E0D#F2E#E1D#D0C
      #E2D#D1C#C0B#E3D#D2C#C1B#B0A#D3C#C2B
      #B1A#A09#F6E#D4C#C3B#B2A#A19#D5C#C4B
      #B3A#A29#F0D#D6C#C5B#B4A#A39#F1D#E0C
      #F2D#E1C#D0B#D7C#C6B#B5A#A49#938#E2C
      #D1B#C0A#E3C#D2B#C1A#B09#C7B#B6A#A59
      #948#D3B#C2A#B19#A08#F0C#F1C#E0B#D4B
      #C3A#B29#F2C#E1B#D0A#C8B#B7A#A69#958
      #D5B#C4A#B39#A28#E2B#D1A#C09#F0B#E3B
      #D2A#C19#B08#D6B#C5A#B49#A38#F1B#E0A
      #D3A#C29#B18#A07#F2B#E1A#D09#B8A#A79
      #968#857#D7B#C6A#B59#A48#D4A#C39#B28
      #E2A#A17#D19#C08#F0A#F1A#E09#E3A#D29
      #C18#B07#D5A#C49#B38#A27#F2A#E19#D08
      #C7A#B69#A58#947#E4A#D39#C28#B17#F09
      #F3A#E29#D18#C07#D6A#C59#B48#F19#E08
      #D49#C38#B27#A16#E39#D28#C17#B06#F29
      #E18#D07#F08#A89#978#867#756#C8A#B79
      #A68#957#D7A#846#C69#B58#A47#D59#C48
      #E49#B37#D38#A26#C27#E28#B16#D17#F18
      #C06#E07#F07#F28#E17#D06#E38#D27#C16
      #B05#E59#D48#C37#B26#A15#D69#C58#B47
      #A36#F17#E06#E27#D16#C05#C79#B68#A57
      #946#D37#C26#B15#F06#F27#E16#D05#D58
      #C47#B36#A25#E37#D26#C15#B04#F16#E05
      #B89#A78#967#856#D79#C68#B57#A46#F69
      #935#D47#C36#B25#E26#D15#C04#F05#F26
      #E15#D04#D36#C25#B14#E79#D68#C57#B46
      #A35#F15#E04#E36#D25#C14#B03#F04#C89
      #B78#A67#956#D57#C46#B35#E25#D14#C03
      #F25#E14#D03#F68#D46#C35#B24#F14#E03
      #C78#B67#A56#945#D35#C24#B13#F03#E35
      #D24#C13#B02#D78#C67#B56#A45#E24#D13
      #C02#F24#E13#D02#E78#D67#C56#B45#A34
      #F13#E02#F02#E67#D56#C45#B34#F67#D45
      #C34#B23#A12#D34#C23#B12#E34#D23#C12
      #B01#E23#D12#C01#F23#E12#D01#F12#E01
      #F01

      • v1
        • v1.0: Launch version with standard presets.
        • v1.1: Added hexcodes for standard presets.
        • v1.2: Replaced preset hexcodes with the 216 web-safe colours.
          • v1.2a: created back-up archive.
            • (Lucky I did, because site changes crashed coding.)
      • v2
        • v2.0: Launch version with standard presets, 1402 valid hexcodes, and a changelog.


    Disclaimer: There is an international governing body for accessibility on the internet, that provides guidelines on the amount of contrast both in hue and brightness needed for text to be approved. I created a spreadsheet that ran each of their tests, and not one of the colours passed on all five backgrounds.

    I expected this, and as such went through the trouble of individually evaluating each colour (with @HerziQuerzi's help) against all backgrounds. I used two screens, and I tried to be strict, but not everyone's eyesight is as perfect as mine. This guide will not help if you are roleplaying with anyone who is colour-blind—or just plain blind, for that matter.

    Still, it should work well enough for the majority of users.


    I hope this proves useful.

    Please stop killing my eyes.
     
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  2. Fuck yeah, we're back.
     
  3. Thanks, this is a very useful reference sheet that removes guesswork from using text colors.