The thing that I referred to The Lab for most was my Color Chart. As I state in my FAQ, one of the tenets of accessibility JEBHP 10 (and later) subscribes to is to restrict color choices to the so-called 216 "web-safe" colors. The idea behind that is that every color in JEBHP 10 should be able to be rendered on a 256-color display without dithering, creating uniformity across machines. Additionally, it prevents a problem I have had with some sites, where even on the same machine and the same monitor, the same web page looks like it uses completely different colors in three different browsers. In order to safe space, the colors listed below are in short-hex notation; the full hex code simply doubles each character. For example, the color listed as F69 would normally be written in a style as #FF6699.
Another use for The Lab was an area to check the behavior of my stylesheets. I have one standard
stylesheet that I use across all my pages in JEBHP 10, which defines such things as header display,
normal font choices, use of
<code> tags, and indents and margins on paragraphs.
The stylesheet also removes the color differentiation for clicked-on links, since it drives me batty.
But sometimes I forget what an H4 Special header looks like. Also, it was important to show how the
headers and normal text, as well as visited and unvisited links, would look in each of my colorsets.
So I developed an area to test just that.
This is a paragraph with no special formatting.
This is another boring paragraph.
This is yet another boring paragraph.
That's all for The Lab for right now.