Notes on Colour

FAQs

Can I change the horrid grey background on these webpages?
No, they’re that colour for a good reason. The background isn’t supposed to look pretty—it’s supposed to allow you to see the colours in the illustrations as accurately as possible. The surroundings will affect the way you perceive the colour in an illustration. Only mid grey has no affect (at least in theory).
Why do you spell words that way?
This website is written in Australian English. Spellings follows Australian standards as documented in the Macquarie Dictionary.1 As far as possible, grammar and style are consistent with those laid down in the AGPS Style Manual.2 Any deviations from these standards should be blamed on the author.
Why do you say things that are wrong?
Please read my disclaimer.