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12:45 pm on Mar 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

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From my computer.com Monitor Colors
65,536 (16-bit)51.5%
16 million (32-bit)23.7%
16 million (24-bit)9.8%
Not specified9.5%
256 (8-bit)5.2%
16 (4-bit)0.2%
4 (2-bit)0.02%
7:50 pm on Mar 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

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A couple of comments.

First, my big irritation with designers who hand over work they never viewed in 16 bit -- the color shifts can be really rugged. Colors in foreground images and background images may not match on many browsers, and hex defined bgcolor is often a mismatch as well.

Second, for most practical purposes 24 bit and 32 bit color depth are the same right now. It's just that 32 bit includes an 8 bit alpha channel, useful for designating degrees of transparency (in PNG images, for example). However, major the browsers still aren't up to supporting this very well, as far as I know.

8:21 pm on Mar 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

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What is 2 bit color? (Black AND white?) *LOL*

Seriously, though, I have never heard of that. Is that used for PDA's?