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A red bit got away from me - they can be awfully slippery sometimes. I found another one and stuck it in.
RGB332 doesn't look right
Posted Jan 30, 2007 21:22 UTC (Tue) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
You lost another one: RGB0. (Damned bits... This sort of thing never used to happen when the MCP was in control.)
Posted Jan 30, 2007 21:38 UTC (Tue) by corbet (editor, #1)
Posted Jan 30, 2007 22:14 UTC (Tue) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
Everybody's a critic, I know, but... I think it might work better to stick with a single shade for each channel and use a bullet or mid-dot or something to mark the most significant bit. (Are these made out of mini-tables? That was my assumption, but I haven't looked at the source yet.) I find the pale blue and pale green to be much more similar to each other than to the "regular" blue and green, to the point that the very first case (light blue, dark blue, light green, ...) looks more like a single bit on a pale background than a two-bit grouping followed by a three-bit one.
To put it another way, the grouping of same-color bits is more important information than which individual bit is most significant, but the extreme paleness of the MSBs makes them the most visually striking part of the diagrams. (IMHO. :-) )
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