What's New in Version 3.0?
Version 3.0 is the first major update of the Federal Standard 595 Color
Server since it's introduction as a separate site.
This version has been introduced in March 2007.
New in this version
Basically, this version is an entirely new site with reworked layout
and several significant improvements in the code, especially focused on
the ease of use. New features include:
- Color picker
In search form, colors can now be selected visually from
palettes. These palettes will also make assembling multicolor
samples a breeze.
- Improved support for multicolor samples
can now be assembled more easily through point-and-click options
rather than only by typing the corresponding color numbers in the
search field. The Color picker feature is essential for this
support, but options to Add another color and Remove color are now
availle directly below the displayed samples.
- Get this sample for your site
This site is meant to be a resource whenever you need to refer to a
Federal Standard color on your website or discussion forum. A
permanent link to any displayed sample is now available for copying
& pasting through the Get this
sample for your site option (see link below the sample area to
- Background color
The surrounding background of a color samples can now be set to
any shade of grey
from pure white to pure black in 10% intervals. This feature is
extremely useful for asessing the blackness (darkness) of the
- Sample resizing
Samples can now be displayed in
four different sizes
(designated S, M, L, XL) to suit your screen size.
- Color Discussion Forum
We now also have a
discussion forum which hopefully will allow to resolve more
specialized questions on a user-to-user basis. This forum is open to
all users, no registration required.
- Browse option
Ability to browse through the entire
FED-STD-595B color range. The samples have been enlarged for better
- FAQ and Articles
Answers to frequently asked questions as well as general information
about this service have been grouped in this section.
Our intention is to add new articles here in the future.