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Muxtape settings: changing colour?

Asked by wildflower (11152points) May 3rd, 2008

I’ve been trawling for this, but no joy.
Since I know there are some Muxtape users on here, I’m really hoping one (or several) of you can help me figure this out. I’m sure it’s very simple once you know, but I don’t.
How do I change the colour on my Muxtape? (blue is just not my colour)
I should add, I know how to do it, but I have no clue of the colour codes I have to use.

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scamp's avatar

Did you click on the change colour button in settings? I don’t know the codes either, so if it were me, I would just use trial and error until I found a colour I like.

wildflower's avatar

I’ve tried and erred several times :)
I even googled the current colour code, hoping to find a list or chart – and I did, but none of the codes in those lists and charts worked. It keeps giving me error when I try to save :(

scamp's avatar

I just tried too and had the same trouble. sorry I’m no help.

Breefield's avatar

Here are some hexidecimal color codes you’ll want, these are the ones used on the internet for all the colors you see!

You just want the 6 characters after the # once you choose the color pallet you’d like to work with.

I.e. #00FFFF is bue and #FF0000 is red

You can find on you like and throw it in that box on this page.

If may or may not want a # symbol in front of the color code, if it doesn’t work with it, try it without it.

Breefield's avatar

Roses are #FF0000
Violets are #0000FF
Blah blah something about loving you!

wildflower's avatar

Thanks!.....I’m starting to think it’s the site, not the codes. It still won’t change it :(

Oh, and love the poem!!

Breefield's avatar

Make sure you have Javascript enabled. The page is using Javascript / AJAX to save the color code.

It works for me.

wildflower's avatar

Are you using Safari?

Breefield's avatar

Firefox, let me try with Safari.

Breefield's avatar

Yeah, I saved the color ff0000 and it worked fine.

wildflower's avatar

OK, then muxtape just doesn’t like me.

robmandu's avatar

Sounds like the problem you were having is with the muxtape interface… but if you want more information on what hexadecimal color codes are and how they work, you could look here.

In short, a hexadecimal color representation is 6 digits which is simply the concatenation of three 2-digit hex values indicating color for Red, Green, and Blue, respectively.

- Okay, wait, that doesn’t sound simple. Hmph. -

- Lemme start from the other end. -

A hexadecimal number is base 16, with a single digits values ranging from 0 to F, that is 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E,F. In decimal terms (base 10), the A = 10, B = 11, ..., F = 15. Think of it as a kind of shorthand. Using hex, you can write a two digit number (up to 15) as a single digit… saving space!

In HTML, the primary colors (Red, Green, and Blue) are gradated into 256 levels, numbered in decimal (base 10) as 0–255. In hexadecimal, that’s represented as 0-FF (see, saving space, FF is just two digits, not three like 255).

You can specify the level of saturation for each primary color you want with any value between 0 and FF.

The value that muxtape is requesting is using the standard HTML convention: a six digit hex number that is really the concatentation of 3 two-digit hex values, like so: #1199DD, where:

Red saturation is specified as: 11.
Blue saturation is specified as: 99.
Green saturation is specified as: DD.

If you want no red at all, put in a 00 at that position. If you want as much blue as possible, use FF at its respective position. You can mix and match. All told, there are 16,777,216 possible color variations (a.k.a. “millions of colors”, a.k.a “24-bit color”).

“But how do I get yellow?” you may ask. Good question. In terms of light, yellow is a combination of Red and Green… so a bright yellow would be: #FFFF00.

And no, each color value need not just be a double-number tap. It could look like anything, like: #123456 or #A1B2C3 or #AF936E etc. etc.

- Okay, that wasn’t short. But I hope it helps b/c it took longer to write than I intended. -

wildflower's avatar

Wow! – I actually understand hexidecimal colour now!! I only set out to figure out if I was doing something wrong in changing the colour or if there was a reference table for the codes, but this is so cool…....

“I learned something today….” (in a Stan Marsh voice)

Thanks robmandu :)

robmandu's avatar

heh… cool.


Black is the absence of light… so you’d want zero Red, Green, or Blue: #000000.

White is all available light… so you’d want all the Red, Green, or Blue you can get: #FFFFFF.

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