Re: [css] Proposal: making Shorthand Hex Colors even shorter (16 grayscale shades)

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Marat Tanalin <> wrote:
> Recently, when I (once again) was typing redundant #ccc, #666, #999, etc., I've arrived at the same idea: it would be nice to be able to use #c, #6, #9 shortcuts.
> Replacing #acacac with #ac looks quite nice and reasonable too. There is nothing wrong with #ac compared with #c as well as with existing #ccc.
> Such shortcuts are not more consusing than existing #ccc, #666, #999, etc.
> As for similar additions to rgba (that has been mentioned in the thread), I personally almost don't care about this since I consider rgba paradigm itself just wrong and almost useless as for CSS:
> instead of rgba(), it would be _much_ more useful to have background-opacity property that would control opacity of _entire_ background including background color _and_ image together. Those interested may see proposal in sibling thread I've started a moment ago:

There have been multiple threads talking about 1- or 2-digit hex
shorthands.  One of them was even posted to today or yesterday.  I
suggest a search of the archives (at - use Google with
that url) to catch up on the current discussion and/or find the
previous thread to reply on.


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