image to the left is a screen shot of a page of HTML, or HyperText
Markup Language, the authoring
language used to create documents on the World Wide Web. While this
image is one piece (click on it and drag it around), the actual
components that make up the image in the original HTML page are
simply ones and zeros of different colors. All information on your
computer is delivered to you in ones and zeros, or on-and-off switches
governing how every single pixel on the monitor is to act. You may
be wondering why this article, which seems more like a lesson for
the Technology Pages, is listed under Strange & Bizarre. Bear
you were to view the code of the image’s page, you would see
the six-character (hexadecimal, or base-16) color designations for
every single one and zero, which consists of over 98,000 separate
characters. (What idiot would count all those characters, you ask?
We simply copied the code, pasted it into a word-processing document,
and performed a character count—so it was 98,325, to be exact.)
one of the 256 standard colors on the web is designated by a unique
six-character combination of numbers and letters (0 through 9 and
A through F). Pure black is identified by 000000 (all zeros) and
pure white is FFFFFF. As you can see in the image below, the selected
Blue is 3333FF.
free-floating text on the Internet, such as this, defaults to black
without the web designer having to specifically assign it as such.
If any other color is desired, then the appropriate hexadecimal
code must be selected for that text, especially when the background
is a rich color—or even black, for which white text (FFFFFF)
would be the most likely choice.
create the full-page image of the nude which you are about to see,
the designer typed a series of ones and zeros on the page and then
assigned each character a color designation corresponding to the
value in the original photograph. Click
here to see the page.
view the code—those 98,325 characters that create the page—click
and hold the mouse anywhere in the page. A drop-down menu will appear;
select VIEW SOURCE. A new window will open to reveal the code, the
nuts and bolts behind the page that you and the rest of the world
sees as an image, which brings us to why we think this is so Strange
& Bizarre: some nut (and we say this with the deepest
and most profound respect) actually spent the time to create all
this code! We can't imagine what it took to program all that HTML
information. Does this person have a life? We’ll assume we’re
dealing with a male, since this is an image of a nude woman,
and most women would have more sense than to spend the myriad hours-upon-hours
it probably took to perform this very important task.
the other hand, one can say that the nuts at TheScreamOnline
spent all this time analyzing and raving and writing about... well,
more information on hexadecimal color codes, click