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Color Tool is a cool DHTML color picker that lets you instantly change the colors of page elements with drag-and-drop.
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“GrayBit is an online accessibility testing tool designed to visually convert a full-color web page into a grayscale rendition for the purpose of visually testing the pageâ€™s perceived contrast.”
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Fashion in Colors "explores color as a design element through 300 years of western fashion."
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Firewheel Design's ColorBurn is a cool OS X Dashboard widget that features a new color palette every day.
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Colr Pickr is a nifty color picker that uses color wheel to pick Flickr photos that have the colors you pick. Scroll down for a bunch of different sets of images, like textures and graffiti.
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colr.org is a cool "site for playing with colors... It's pretty much del.icio.us for colors and color schemes."
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Window Research 4: Color Guidelines & Applications has some guidelines for using color in user interfaces.
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Richard Rutter's personal experience with using the web as a colorblind person.
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Digital Web has a nice article on Color Theory for the Color-Blind
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COLOURlovers is "a place to view, rate and review some lovely colours & palettes. the idea is to create a place of color inspiration where a designer of any sort can see new and lovely colours."
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Color Code is "a full-color portrait of the English language." There's an interactive Java map of more than 33,000 words, each "assigned a color based on the average color of images found by a search engine."
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Detailed guidelines on "How to make figures and presentations that are friendly to color blind people."
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The Return of Design has color schemes taken from a variety of sources.
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Colours on the web is a nice site on color theory and color matching, with a cool Colour Wizard that "will automatically return the complementary colour, split complementary colours, analogous colours, chromatic variations, shade and tint variantion and saturation variation" for hexadecimal colors. Or you can spin the Colour Wheel to get a palette of three colors.
[via Digital Web]
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Eric Meyer's Color Blender is a cool tool that gives you a blended range of up to 10 colors between two colors you specify.
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SitePoint's Essential Colour Checklists For Web Design is a nice article on color basics.
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Defence Mechanism's Color Toy is a nifty Flash-based color picker.
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The W3C released the final working draft of the CSS3 color module on Valentine's Day. There's some interesting stuff: specs for opacity and transparency, and the ability to specify HSL values, which are more intuitive than RGB.
Posted 06:37 AM
The bad news: there are some DHTML problems with the color cube in Mozilla I didn't know about. I'll have to fix them.
If you have any bugs to report or suggestions for improvements, please use the contact form to let me know.
Update: This is fixed now.
Posted 10:49 AM
Usability News takes A Look at Color and Balance.
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Color Consultant Pro is a cool software application for Mac OS 9 and OS X that features artistic and scientific color wheels and provides RGB, HSB, LAB, CMYK and hex color values.
[via What Do I Know]
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Milo's !usedcolors is a cool bookmarklet that generates a popup window with all of the colors specified in the HTML code and stylesheets. There are some bugs, but it's got a lot of potential. [via web-graphics]
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Communication Arts' Laurie Rosenwald reviews Mutant Bastard Yucky Colors of the Apocalypse
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moreCrayons is one of HOW magazine's Top Links this month. Woo hoo!
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FactMonster has a timeline of Crayola Crayons. I'm from the 64-colors box generation. I seem to remember being excited when I got the big box with the sharpener, but according to the timeline it was released several years before I was born. [via jerry kindall]
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Colorfield Digital Media’s Xproof is a promising application for OS 9 and OS X that lets you simulate how colors will look in different environments. It also lets you simulate colorblindness. [via What Do I Know]
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New downloadable Photoshop swatch of the grayscale palette.
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I added a feedback form on the Contact page.
Posted 12:11 PM
I made some changes to the style sheets and PHP templates to fix the display of the top navigation in Internet Explorer 5 on Windows 98. The fixes look OK in Internet Explorer 6 (Windows 98) and Internet Explorer 5.1 (OS X).
Posted 12:44 PM
All this was a wee bit premature, since I'm still fixing things up from the redesign. I just finished installing and configuring Moveable Type version 2.0, which was just released yesterday. It's excellent software for managing weblogs.
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