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Re: [css-ui] Styling Form Controls

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:27:02 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD6BpRGktn_omfGU5pK7u3=dqgMU_N9hNCcsBVMnf3fhg@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:23 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> On 01/29/2015 04:27 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> Something like what you sketched, with a palette of colors to deal
>> with, would work.
>>
>> Looking through some internal color design docs, I find some automatic
>> color-extraction design using the following set of colors:
>>
>> * Light/Normal/Dark Vibrant
>> * Light/Normal/Dark Muted
>> * Vibrant Complementary (for call-out buttons and such that need to be
>> visually distinct)
>> (where light ~75% lightness, normal is ~50%, dark is ~25%; vibrant is
>> at least 30% saturation, ideally 100%, and muted is at most 40%
>> saturation, ideally 30%)
>>
>> * Light/Dark Contrasting Text
>> * Light/Dark Contrasting Secondary Text
>>
>> This might be a good set to start with.
>
>
> You're trying to define the inverse of UA system colors. We already
> decided that was a bad idea.

You'll have to unpack that for me.  Why is that a bad idea?  It seems
like it's equivalent to what you're suggesting - defining the 'color'
for "abstract button" is similar to defining the "button-color" color.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 30 January 2015 22:27:53 UTC

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