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:

Some deeper results of these tests:

Third, some background inforamtion on the whole thing:

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.

About Joseph R. B. Taylor

Joseph R. B. Taylor is a humble designer/developer who makes stuff for screens of all shapes and sizes. He is currently the lead UI/UX Architect at MScience, LLC, where he works to create simple experiences on top of large rich datasets for their customers and clients.