Most popular colors used by most popular sites

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Paul Hebert was curious about the colors used on the web’s larger sites, so he scraped the top ten ranked by Alexa. Then he plotted the colors in the stylesheets.


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