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#1 Black_Phoenix

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 05:58 PM

Hi, just thought I would share with you my latest find

http://www.colourlovers.com/

there are a great selection of colour palettes that people have created from around the world, a very interesting idea for a site :)

Might be of some inspiration when looking for a different colour combination for a new site design.

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#2 bragadocchio

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:08 PM

Nice site.

Some of the palettes were pretty inspirational. I've bookmarked this one for the next time I feel the inclination to put up a web site, which will probably be within a couple of months.

#3 Tangaroa

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 05:29 AM

Great find!

Some of those palets look really good to me. If only I had another project running ... :wink:

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#4 Tangaroa

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 09:28 AM

I stumbled upon ( :wink: ) a nice tool that will help you to match different shades of colors to come up with some nice palettes. It's a small tool but maybe it will help you out.

http://wellstyled.co...2/index-en.html

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#5 TheManBehindTheCurtain

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 09:59 AM

Thanks, excellent resources.

On the Color Lovers site I was particularly excited by the headline "New Colors." I thought to myself, wow, a breakthrough in physics. Why didn't I see this in the Times? A *new* color!

Alas, at the top of the list this morning is a sort of gun-metal gray. Call me jaded, but I think I saw that somewhere before.

Sorry, just being my usual silly self. Really, the Color Lovers site is excellent because of the community aspect. Glad to have this one.

#6 Tinkerbell

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 11:49 PM

Nice find you got thre.. thanks for sharing dude!

#7 bragadocchio

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 01:52 AM

Nice find, Tangaroa.

Thanks.

I was looking for something like this a couple of days ago, to add the right color accents to a page that has been online for a while. I'm going to have to go back and revisit that page now. :cheers:

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 06:15 AM

It even helps color-blind people like me. :)

#9 Tangaroa

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 04:29 AM

I found an even more extended color pallette maker. I like this one better then the other one because it shows more color to the same pallette.

http://slayeroffice..../color_palette/

Hope this link will be useful...

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#10 Tangaroa

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 07:12 AM

What colors are is web-safe, web-smart or unsafe?
Check your colors here:

http://www.ficml.org...olor/wheel.html

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 07:52 AM

That's a fascinating resource, Tangaroa, even to a red-green colour-blind viewer. :)

Is there anything more in these terms web-safe, web-smart and unsafe than I'm seeing there? It just seems to relate to the hexadecimal code. Web-safe is just a restricted set of 216 colours specified by Netscape. Web-smart is any color that can be specified by pairs of the same symbol, e.g. #aa33cc. Unsafe is everything else. Are web-smart guaranteed to be safe? Why are the unsafe unsafe? I think I'm missing something here.

#12 claus

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 01:27 PM

The web safe colours are web safe because they can be displayed on PCs with 8 bit video cards (yes, that was ages ago :) ) They're also called "non dithering colors".

Nowadays all colours are considered web safe, as they can all be displayed by modern graphics cards.

More: http://www.lynda.com/hex.html (note the part on PDA's and such devices)

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Added: There's also the Windows 16 color VGA palette:
http://www.w3.org/TR...ypes.html#h-6.5

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I just have to mention the ColorZilla firefox plugin: http://www.iosart.co...fox/colorzilla/

It's not mine, it's not anyone I know, it's non commercial, and nobody pays me for saying this: It's just a very simple and very useful little tool.

#13 eKstreme

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 02:35 PM

Check out ColorSchemer: http://www.colorsche...com/online.html . It's very handy.

#14 Tangaroa

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 04:03 PM

Thank you for pointing that out claus! :)

I just have to mention the ColorZilla firefox plugin: http://www.iosart.co...fox/colorzilla/  
 
It's not mine, it's not anyone I know, it's non commercial, and nobody pays me for saying this: It's just a very simple and very useful little tool.


I would have to agree on that. I have been using the plugin from the start.

#15 Black_Phoenix

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 07:11 AM

Hi, just come across this site

http://www.colormatters.com

not had time to view every section but the ones i've looked at are worth while

quite allot of good information on colour and the uses of it

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