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Color Designer
"Generate easily a color palette for your project. The tool will also generate for you tints and shades. You can easily control how many colors you want to generate."
design  webdesign  colour  generator  tool 
11 weeks ago by garrettc
Culrs | Culrs gives you a simple smart approach to choose color palettes
Culrs is a free and open platform for color inspiration with thousands of trendy hand-picked color palettes with different categories from color theory.
design  colour  webdesign  inspiration 
january 2019 by garrettc
Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours
A recreation of the original 1821 color guidebook with new cross references, photographic examples, and posters designed by Nicholas Rougeux
design  colour  science  art  classification  history 
october 2018 by garrettc
Create your design system, part 1: Typography
Typography is arguably the essential part of a website. When we think about the content of a web page, we think about words. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to set a typography system in…
css  webdesign  designsystems  webdevelopment  typography  grid  colour  space  icons  buttons 
september 2018 by garrettc
Color Leap - History's Palettes
Search through 180 Color Palettes used throughout the last 4000 years. Find color combinations that stand the test of time and spark your imagination from history’s masters.
design  inspiration  colour  history 
september 2018 by garrettc
A Color Exercise for our Brand’s Illustration
"To further streamline our illustration process we decided to conduct an exercise, an experiment of sorts, in color harmonies with our recently updated color palette.

We wanted to treat this exercise as a guideline that would help us use our brand’s unique set of colors effectively and efficiently. With an array of hues, shades and tints to choose from, we knew this exercise would be a time-saver when working with color."
design  colour  designthinking 
june 2018 by garrettc
Color: From Hexcodes to Eyeballs
"Why do we perceive background-color: #9B51E0 as this particular purple?"

An in-depth exploration of colour.
physics  reference  science  colour 
april 2018 by garrettc
Viz Palette
"Born out of a frustration with picking colors for data visualizations. This project is optimized for tweaking, copying, and pasting in and out of JavaScript."
colour  tool  visualisation  accessibility  javascript 
april 2018 by garrettc
Color Contrast, Beyond the Basics
Beth Raduenzel covers the official guidance on color contrast from WCAG, then goes over and beyond to cover aspects that truly consider usability.
accessibility  webdesign  colour 
january 2018 by garrettc
Colors - Canva's Design Wiki
Find color description, color meaning and thousands of color combinations on Canva's Design Wiki - the ultimate color reference.
encyclopedia  inspiration  learning  reference  design  designthinking  colour 
july 2017 by garrettc
Robot Academy
University-level, short video lessons and full online courses to help you understand and prepare for this technology of the future.
video  robotics  education  colour  computervision  geometry  hardware  kinematics  maths  3d  society  sensors  mathematics 
july 2017 by garrettc
#c0ffee is the color
"What real words are actually valid CSS HEX colors? Parsing an English dictionary for entries containing only the letters ABCDEF and limiting the result to words of exactly 6 or 3 letters length (#FFFFFF or #FFF) gives us some interesting results."
css  reference  colour  english  language 
june 2017 by garrettc
Tanaguru Contrast-Finder
Find me the good constrasts, for web accessibility, between these two colors.
accessibility  design  webdesign  tool  colour 
may 2017 by garrettc
Sip for Mac
Sip Color picker for Mac and iPhone
webdevelopment  appdevelopment  colour  tool  software  osx  ios 
may 2017 by garrettc
The truth about button color on websites (according to NASA and eye tracking)
Learn how to choose the right button color on your website to improve UX and conversion rates.
colour  design  webdesign  userinterface  buttons  luminosity  accessibility 
may 2017 by garrettc
Visually Satisfying Project Shares the Color Palettes of Iconic Film Scenes
Visually satisfying project shares the color palettes of iconic film scenes
design  designthinking  colour  cinema  film 
may 2017 by garrettc
" 0to255 is a simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color."
webdesign  design  tool  colour  designthinking 
april 2017 by garrettc
CSS blend modes and filters playground
FilterBlend is a playground for the new CSS background-blend-mode and filter properties.
css  css3  webdesign  webdevelopment  design  tool  colour  blending 
february 2017 by garrettc
Color in UI Design: A (Practical) Framework
"Or, said another way: The fundamental skill of coloring interface designs is being able to modify one base color into many different variations."
colour  design  designthinking  designsystems  patternlibrary  theory  webdesign  webdevelopment 
january 2017 by garrettc
How to Use Color in Film: 50+ Examples of Movie Color Palettes
In this post, we are analyzing the overall psychological effects that color has in film and how you can tell better stories. Free e-book on color included!
cinema  film  cinematography  colour 
december 2016 by garrettc
Space in Design Systems – EightShapes LLC – Medium
From Basics to Expanded Concepts to Apply Space with Intent
design  designthinking  colour  space 
september 2016 by garrettc
Blending Modes Demystified
With a few lines of CSS, we can now flexibly add Photoshop-level blending effects to our designs. @revoltpuppy leads the way.
webdesign  css3  css  colour 
january 2016 by garrettc
Wes Anderson Palettes.
Colour palettes derived from Wes Anderson films.
design  movies  colour  films  cinema  inspiration 
july 2015 by garrettc
Skala Color, a Mac color picker by Bjango
Skala Color is a compact and feature-rich OS X color picker that works with a huge variety of formats, covering everything you’re likely to need for web, iOS, Android, and OS X development — Hex, CSS RGBA, CSS HSLA, UIColor, NSColor and more.
osx  design  colour  mac  software  tools 
march 2015 by garrettc
Jonic/WhatColourIsIt-ScreenSaver · GitHub
Screensaver that changes colour based on the hex value of the current time.
hex  colour  yosemite  osx  software  screensaver 
december 2014 by garrettc
A brief history of web design for designers
"How the web design evolved from tables and flash into responsive web design. A glimpse into the history on why design and code live separate lives."
animation  article  css  web  colour  webdevelopment  webdesign 
december 2014 by garrettc
Accessibility Color Wheel
Choose color combinations to improve the readability of your pages
colour  design  webdesign  accessibility 
november 2014 by garrettc
Coolors - The super fast color palettes generator!
Choose your favorite colors and get thousands of cool combinations.
colour  webdesign  design  tools 
november 2014 by garrettc
Star Trek in Cinerama
"I was able to create these shots by waiting for the camera to pan and then I stitched the separate shots together. The result is pretty epic. It reminds me of the classic science fiction movies of the 50’s and 60’s. Suddenly the show has a “Forbidden Planet” vibe."
startrek  television  sets  design  colour  art  history  desktop 
september 2014 by garrettc
Adaptive backgrounds
A jQuery plugin for extracting dominant colors from images and applying it to its parent.
jquery  javascript  webdesign  colour 
december 2013 by garrettc
Color Template
This is an absolutely wonderful way to introduce somebody to colour theory:
colour  theory  design  science 
december 2013 by garrettc
The objective of allRGB is simple: To create images with one pixel for every RGB color (16777216); not one color missing, and not one color twice.
art  graphics  rgb  inspiration  colour 
september 2013 by garrettc
Sky Series Selected Works
Beautiful sunrise/sunset gradients by Eric Cahan
art  colour  gradient  photography  inspiration 
november 2012 by garrettc
Colours In Cultures
Colors have different connotations in different cultures. Mapped out by David McCandless
design  colour  designthinking  society  culture  reference 
september 2012 by garrettc
Never Use Black
Design tip by Ian Storm Taylor. Most things you think are black aren't.
design  theory  colour  webdesign  tips 
august 2012 by garrettc
Generates an editable color scheme based on a photograph, somewhat like Color Schemer Studio. Useful for a bootstrap design.
css  webdesign  prototype  github  design  colour 
july 2012 by garrettc
Give it a colour value and it will throw back stats on the colour itself, convert it to other values, give you complementary shades, and display the colour as it appears to people with differing types of colour blindness.
colour  design  science  webdesign  tools 
june 2012 by garrettc
Method & Craft | Creating Harmonious Color Schemes
"Inspired by the mixing of paint or ink, try this method of tinting your color schemes to craft a perfectly harmonious palette for your projects."
video  technique  design  craft  photoshop  colour 
march 2012 by garrettc
Color Scheme Designer 3
Color scheme tool with export and colour-blindness simulation
design  webdesign  resource  colour  tools 
august 2011 by garrettc
CSS3 Gradient Generator
Complicated syntax, this will make things a bit easier.
css3  css  generator  gradient  webdesign  colour 
march 2011 by garrettc
History Of The Color Wheel
A look at the progression of colour organisation systems and how the colour wheel came to be. By ColorLovers
design  history  art  colour  theory 
february 2011 by garrettc
A color perception optical illusion
The importance of context in colour perception.
colour  illusion  perception  cognitive 
december 2009 by garrettc
HSL, RGB and Alpha Transparency
A useful guide to HSL by Molly Holzschlag.
colour  css  css3  webdesign 
november 2009 by garrettc
The Open Road London (1927)
Remarkable colour footage of London from 1927.
london  history  video  archive  colour  silent  youtube 
november 2009 by garrettc
Flickr as a paintbrush
What colours are people on the ground looking at? Using the Flickr API to map colours to geography.
flickr  cartography  colour  api  art  visualisation  maps 
october 2009 by garrettc
Color Oracle
Cross platform colour blindness simulator
usability  accessibility  webdesign  software  colour  colourblindness 
march 2009 by garrettc
Sexy, Bold And Experimental Typography
I've currently got a bit of a typography fixation going on.
art  article  colour  design  font  gallery  ideas  inspiration  typography  visual 
may 2008 by garrettc
Hex silliness
L33t speak applied to hex values. Neat. It's even got the old calculator "B00B1E" trick.
colour  cool  design  funny  geek  humour 
february 2008 by garrettc
Websites with text and images removed. Abstract designs are the result
art  design  digital  interesting  colour 
november 2007 by garrettc
Color Inspiration from the Masters of Painting
"The world has seen thousands of artists and millions of great pieces of art, but we chose just a handful of pieces of art from some of greatest masters of painting to show a little of how they were inspired by color"
advice  art  colour  creativity  css  design  inspiration  theme  theory  visual  painting  research  resource  webdevelopment  tips 
july 2007 by garrettc
Five simple steps to better typography
Mark Boulton's fantastic series of articles on improving web typography.
advice  css  design  font  grid  guide  howto  typography  visual  text  theory  style  reference  layout  webdevelopment  colour 
june 2007 by garrettc
Ambient Signifiers
Ross Howard explains how subtle visual cues can help users feel more comfortable on your site and get more done.
article  colour  css  design  usability  userexperience  userinterface  webdevelopment 
september 2006 by garrettc
A Gradient Tutorial
Nice little tutorial from the 9rules network on how to avoid washed out gradients.
art  buttons  colour  design  development  digital  graphics  guide  howto  photoshop  resource  style  tutorial  gradient  images  tips  tricks 
september 2006 by garrettc
I/O Brush
I remember seeing this a little while ago and forgot to save the link. Very very cool, the world as a palette.
art  camera  cool  design  digital  drawing  education  entertainment  fun  gadget  graphics  hci  ideas  inspiration  interaction  interesting  interface  media  multimedia  painting  projects  research  scanner  science  software  mit  video  visual  visualisation  textures  technology  userinterface  computer  colour  tools  hacks 
august 2006 by garrettc
Particletree · Show Me The Colors
"If you lack the color scheme gene and can’t open Photoshop and pick a handful of beautiful colors off the fly, here are some schemes and coordinators from around the web to get things rolling."
colour  design  inspiration  theory  webdevelopment 
august 2006 by garrettc
Creating stencils from colour pictures
How to convert a colour photo to a single layered stencil with Photoshop. Handy.
art  bw  colour  cool  craft  design  digital  drawing  graphics  guide  howto  images  photography  reference  resource  software  teaching  useful  stencil  photoshop  tips  tools  tricks 
may 2006 by garrettc
How C.R.A.P is Your Site Design?
4 principles to analyse your designs: Contrast, Repetition. Alignment. Proximity
advice  art  design  graphics  guide  ideas  information  interface  internet  layout  rules  skills  style  theory  tutorial  webdevelopment  colour  tips  tools 
april 2006 by garrettc
View, rate and review colours & palettes. A place of color inspiration
art  colour  community  css  design  graphics  ideas  interaction  illustrator  layout  photoshop  reference  resource  social  style  useful  webdevelopment  tools 
august 2005 by garrettc
Digital Black and White
How to shoot balck and white with a digital camera
digital  photography  photo  howto  photoshop  colour  bw  technique 
august 2005 by garrettc
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