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Hue. Saturation. Lightness. Alpha.

The second most common way to describe color on digital devices are based on three controllers: hue, saturation and lightness. RGB colors have a few limitations mainly that there hardware oriented based on 16 million color assumption and its harder to use %u2013 easy to understand but really hard to figure out colors with this system. There are a few other color profilers out there but the second one that is supported that is very nattily logical is the HSL. HSL is far more intuitive making it easier to control colors in a human friendly way.


  • When 16 Million is just not enough
  • RGB is easy to understand but very hard to implement
  • HSL harder to understand easier to integrate.
  • Creating colors with a Hue, Saturation, Lightness and Alpha
  • How many colors can we create with HSL?

properties: rgba, rgb, css3, colors

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