Computer trouble confusion
Well, after looking at my website on a couple of devices, I found that the colors on one of my devices showed up as a green color, and on the other showed lavender. It’s pretty frustrating to know that what I’ve designed probably won’t show up the same everywhere else. W3C will help as I will now pick colors that are supported by all browsers though I know variation will exist. Oh well.
Looking through the sites this week, I think http://www.w3schools.com will be a site that I will save and refer to in the future. The site talks about standard colors for the US Government, which I think they leave a little bit of information out, and I will add to it here.
The US government standardized its paints in the late 1940s. The system they developed is still in use. Military (or other government entities) mandate what color a piece of equipment should be and outline it in a manual. The site does mention that the 1,2 or 3 at the beginning of the FS code denotes gloss, semi-gloss, or flat. Military applications are almost exclusively flat, because it is harder to see, but gloss is much easier to clean and is popular with military vehicle collectors. Marine Corps Green is FS 34052 a flat green color. FS 14052 is identical in color, but is gloss. FS 14052, 24052 and 34052 should all have an identical hex code, which they do not according to the site. If anyone wants to see a color fan, I own one, but they are expensive and no longer in production.
Here is another way that colors can be tricky, though with a little less application to the class. The standard yellow color for Marine Corps vehicles in WWII had a pigmentation of almost pure yellow lead. Because lead is no longer used in paints, it is virtually impossible to replicate that yellow in real life!
On another note, my windows firewall is prohibiting me from updating my portfolio website, which is obviously irritating. I spent a looooong time on Saturday and too much time today trying to figure out how to fix it. Windows 10 is ruining my life. If anybody knows how I can fix it, I would be so grateful for the help!
I commented on Ann-Marie’s blog.