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The Browser Safe Palette

For Netscape and Microsoft browsers on PCs and Macs there are 216 colors which can be displayed on most color monitors without dithering (lots of little dots). These colors are represented as a 6 X 6 X 6 cube. The axes of the cubes are not labeled by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 but by 00, 33, 66, 99, CC, and FF (hex).

There are many good pages on the Internet about this cube. Useful pages are:

  1. webreference : Dmitry's Design Lab : The World of Color for the artists
  2. The Browser Safe Palette (BSP) : Netscape (6x6x6) Color Palette Map elegant
  3. Corner to Corner Also a nice trick with tables in the HTML.

Here are some displays using computer generated HTML:

  1. Slices of the Cube
  2. The Faces of the Cube saturated
  3. Slices of the Inner cube
  4. Intense Colors The 6 edges not containing black or white. Also the six basic colors and the grays.
The code was written in Python.