PNGs and cross-browser color matching

Here are some very interesting documents that cover testing different hacks with 8-bit PNGs to try and achieve a good amount of color consistency when lined up with the same color values in HTML and CSS.

First, the consistency test page itself:
http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/colorcube/

Some deeper results of these tests:
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/png-gamma-test-results/

Third, some background inforamtion on the whole thing:
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/png-gamma/

For a long time I’ve wanted to use PNGs, for this exact reason I finally had to give up and revert to GIFs and JPGs for everyday images.

I look forward to the day when PNGs behave perfectly and I don’t have to employ hacks to use them.



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is a designer/developer who makes stuff for screens of all shapes and sizes. He currently works at Edvisors, Inc. where he creates screen-based experiences for used by millions of college students every year.

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