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Re: [css4-color] Grayscale shorthand (with alpha)

From: Rudolph Gottesheim <r.gottesheim@loot.at>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:30:10 +0200
Message-ID: <4F8E5F72.9090506@loot.at>
To: www-style@w3.org
Am 17.04.2012 21:52, schrieb Brian Manthos:
> I'm curious to hear more about why gray is so popular from an artistic / designer perspective.
> Is it the "black and white" muted photo affect (in which case a filter might be better)?   I have a few other guesses as well.

The use cases I was talking about are, as I said, mostly shadows. And 
most of the time you don't want a color shift in your shadow. You just 
want to darken part of the background.

A similar use case would be text on a busy background (image). Often 
times designers darken or brighten a box behind the text to make it more 
legible. Here you also wouldn't want a color shift. Just 
semi-transparent black or white. (Or, sometimes, actually values in 

So my proposal was actually more about darkening and brightening with 
color, rather than an actual shorthand for gray, I guess.
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