In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about all things color in CSS, both current and coming soon!Sentry - Sponsor
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04:39 - color-contrast()
- Part of CSS5! Maybe.
- The color-contrast() functional notation takes a color value and compares it to a list of other color values, selecting the one with the highest contrast from the list.
06:01 - Accent color
07:34 - currentcolor
08:54 - Profiled color values - color()
11:00 - color-mix()
- The color-mix() functional notation takes two color values and returns the result of mixing them in a given colorspace by a given amount.
- Would be handy for programmatically generating colors - 10% more blue for a border? Sure!
14:18 - Space-separated functional color notations
- rgba(255 255 255 0) instead of rgba(255,255,255,0.5)
15:28 - RGB and HSL with Alpha
- rgb() and hsl() can take alpha and percent values - rgb(0 0 0 / 50%) or rgb(0 0 0 / 0.5)
18:22 - Hex + Alpha values
- How do you remember?!?!
21:49 - lch(), lab(), hwb() notation
- CIELAB color space aka Lab is a color space.
- A color space is an organization of colors in coordination color profiling supported by various physical devices, it supports reproducible representations of color
- Lab is intended as perceptually uniform
- Perceptually uniform - a perceptual uniform color space ensures that the difference between two colors (as perceived by the human eye) is proportional to the Euclidian distance within the given color space.