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Color Lightening and Darkening

From: Dave Artz <david.artz@corp.aol.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:24:44 -0400
Message-Id: <0E9D660E-00BF-43A0-8EF1-D98B407EE189@corp.aol.com>
To: www-style@w3.org, w3c-css-wg@w3.org
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 ;)

Dave

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Dave Artz
Director, AOL Website Optimization
www.artzstudio.com

On Aug 28, 2008, at 3:56 AM, Innovimax SARL wrote:

>
> My interpretation would be :
>
> * bolder : if there is a possibility to make the text bolder,  
> please do
> * lighter : if there is a possibility to make the text lighter,  
> please do
>
> In this case, text D should be "normal"
>
> My two cents
>
> Mohamed
>
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:22 PM, fantasai <fantasai@inkedblade.net>  
> wrote:
> >
> > The spec isn't clear on what exactly happens here, so the CSSWG
> > decided to ask web designers what they expect. So far I have two
> > responses and they don't match. Anyone else have an opinion? :)
> >
> > fantasai wrote:
> >>
> >> Given
> >>
> >>  <a>
> >>    Text A
> >>    <b style="font-weight: bolder">
> >>      Text B
> >>      <c style="font-weight: bolder">
> >>        Text C
> >>        <d style="font-weight: lighter">
> >>          Text D
> >>        </d>
> >>      </c>
> >>    </b>
> >>  </a>
> >>
> >> If you have three different weights in your font (normal, bold,
> >> extra-bold) then
> >>  - Text A will be normal
> >>  - Text B will be bold
> >>  - Text C will be extra-bold
> >>  - Text D will be bold
> >>
> >> If you have only two weights in your font (normal, bold) then
> >>  - Text A will be normal
> >>  - Text B will be bold
> >>  - Text C will be bold
> >>
> >> What should Text D be? Bold or normal?
> >
> > I would say bold, if I were being so bold. -- Andy Clarke
> >
> > I say it goes to normal. -- Molly Holzschlag
> >
> > ~fantasai
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
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