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The melancholic story of Rebeccapurple color.

03.06.2024
The melancholic story of Rebeccapurple color.

Before I begin to tell this poignant story, I think I need to talk about who Eric Meyer is... Eric Meyer is one of the leading figures in web-based software development. He is internationally recognized and respected. As part of this community, I recognize and respect him too...
I also want to briefly talk to you about CSS: a style template that enables the formation of standards such as color, font, width, height, and background on a web interface. I can say this definition briefly. If CSS did not exist, how would qarala.com look partially? Here's how:
When I removed the most basic CSS files from the system...
Like all technologies, programming languages didn't take on their current forms in a day. There have been wonderful people contributing to their development over time. They continue to do so. CSS is like this too. I wish you could witness its development. There have been times when we spent hours rounding the corners of a tiny square. It was a real torture. Today we can do this action in a short time like 5 seconds. I thank the masters who brought the business here...
Eric is one of these masters. The creator of Reset.css. He is 51 years old now... In recent years, his little daughter Rebecca was diagnosed with cancer. Eric documented this whole awful process on his blog. The situation was getting worse day by day. After a while, Eric sadly lost his daughter... Rebecca bid farewell to life...
Jeffrey Zeldman, also an important part of the web developers community, launched a campaign on Twitter after this sad incident. The campaign aimed to support Eric and to perpetuate Rebecca's name forever. It started with a color code (#663399) that was already available in CSS, naming it after Rebecca. Now the #663399 color code would be defined as "beccapurple" and used under this name... This was not just a randomly chosen color. It was a shade of purple, which was Rebecca's favorite color... This decision received high support. However, permission was still needed from Eric Meyer. Because this definition could remind him of the deep pain he experienced every day. Therefore, the CSS working group sent an email to Eric about this matter. Eric responded to this email as follows:
"Before her death, Rebecca said that she was now a big girl and that Becca was a baby name. When she turned six, she wanted everyone to call her Rebecca, not Becca... And she was six years old. At least for twelve hours, she was six years old... So it should be Rebecca..."
As a result, today when we want to use the shade of purple; #663399 color code, we use it as "rebeccapurple."
Rebecca may not have lived for a long time. But her memory is always with us...

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