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Re: Color Lightening and Darkening

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 18:51:50 +0200
Message-ID: <48B6D7A6.5010303@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Dave Artz <david.artz@corp.aol.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, w3c-css-wg@w3.org

Dave Artz wrote:

> sorry for going off-topic (changed msg subject)
> this lighter/bolder discussion gave me a thought
> how about a way for designers to easily modify the color or 
> background-color property lighter or darker?
> sort of like this http://www.barelyfitz.com/projects/csscolor/
> could be nice for quickly dealing with different states of links or 
> changing a base color hue and having the design quickly re-skin based on 
> relative shading
> forgive if this has been discussed ;)

I made that suggestion to the CSS WG the 17th of december 2002.
The answer, by Chris Lilley 21-dec-2002, was

   "making colors lighter and darker is easy in the same
    way as laying out text is easy."

And no, I never thought laying out text is easy...

W3C CSS WG, Co-Chair
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 16:52:26 UTC

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