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Color Palette Name Terms

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Amaury, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    I've always been curious about this: Where did the color palette get its names from, such as secondary darker, and what do they mean?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Primary - main
    Secondary - err, secondary

    The other terms are fairly self explanatory: dark, darker, light, lighter, etc.
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  3. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    i was wondering how someone would explain that to amaury lol

    they are just names...
  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Regarding primary and secondary, the way I'm reading that is basically like first place and second place, right? If so, then what exactly is considered primary and secondary?

    Regarding the dark, darker, light, lighter, I didn't know they were literally what they were called. Light being a dark light with lightest being really light. So it seems my styles don't match up with them, haha!

    The ones that really confuse me are the text ones, except text control text and faint text:
    • Content text
    • Dimmed text
    • Muted text

    Text control text has to do put with input fields (although I've seen it be the controlling style property for buttons) and faint I know means light, but those are really the only ones I have an idea on.

    Then other ones I still don't get are:
    • Primary lightish
    • Primary lighter still

    The mediums seem to be between dark and light, and I know what "ish" means, so based on that, I guess primary lightish may be light, but not exactly light? However, I really don't understand primary lighter still, specifically the "still" part.

    All of this has been based on the default style.

    Thanks for responding, Paul!

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