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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.

 

bp

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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.

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Great find!

 

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

 

Rgds

 

T.

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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.

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

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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.

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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/REC-html40/types.html#h-6.5

 

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Added (II):

I just have to mention the ColorZilla firefox plugin: http://www.iosart.com/firefox/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.

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Thank you for pointing that out claus! :)

 

I just have to mention the ColorZilla firefox plugin: http://www.iosart.com/firefox/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.

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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

 

bp

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