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Lesson: Developing a Colour Scheme (22 posts)

  1. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here are a couple of useful links which will help you when you are struggling for ideas or inspiration on colour schemes for your site:

    Please feel free to add links or suggestions for other colour-related help.

  2. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the links nuclearmoose.

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    A very inspirational site: how to get colour schemes from photos.
    http://www.adampolselli.com/colorschemes/

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have always believed that a useful way of learning is to discover how things should not be done.

    I give you: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/1css/

  5. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for that NM. On anything remotely artistic I need all the help I can get. Plus constant reminders. :)

  6. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Those are great links. For any Mac users, this free app http://telcontar.net/MacApps/ColourSelector/, is wonderful for pulling color samples from images, sites, etc. Definitely worth checking out.

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow. Your second link is a truly marvelous tool! I don't have a LOT of trouble with color (started life as an interior designer, after all) but this will make tweaking SOOOOO much easier!

    Thanks, NukeMoose....

    [BTW, podz, I have your page there separately bookmarked and in my design folder.... another great resource!]

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    vkaryl is your url a state secret? I wanted to stop by :)

  9. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you have a burning desire to copy a color scheme from any page you visit there is always this option:

    http://www.redalt.com/Tools/ilyc.php

    It allows you to enter a URL and it will return the codes for all the collors the page contains

  10. jodpie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    nuclearmoose, I know both the two online resources you have suggested. In my opinion the second Wellstyled.com's Color Scheme Generator 2 is, as far as I know, really the best online colour scheme generator.

  11. Franzilla
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Colorzilla is quite helpful when you seen an inspirational color.
    https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&id=271&vid=1032

    It's so nice to be able to quickly grab the color info, then just paste it into the "Enter RGB" on wellstyled.com.

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Not at all, Root - only that I've been online so long in places where I NEVER gave out any info (CRPG boards, f'rinstance, and a couple of seo boards), I forget....

    P O V

  13. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @Podz,

    "An Explosion in a Crayon Factory" to be sure! :)

  14. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Found this link on MtnDewVirus' site:
    http://colormixers.com/

  15. silver-lizard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've just posted an article on my site about a very nice flash based palette generator I found today. Not as fully featured as wellstyled.com's but a lot nicer to use.

    Flash Palette Generator

  16. Jennifer Ledbetter Clay
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://www.themaninblue.com/experiment/Technicolor/

    This is purdy neat. You can actually add colors to different divs to see how it looks laid out :)

  17. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Dont give away the trade secrets :)

  18. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This link isn't to a site that will help you figure out what colors to use, but it will help you find the hexadecimal number of the color you are looking for. They have all kinds of color charts and ways of looking at colors for web and print use, so poke around for more. But I use this page all the time.

    http://html-color-codes.com/

    A trick - in Firefox, hold down the Cntrl plus + key and it will "enlarge" the text. The layout is done so that it will "enlarge" so you can see it much better.

  19. lbessant

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Good site - I've used Bob Stein's colour charts for a long time. Worth buying the reference card or poster, which are well-produced and reasonably priced.

    He also does a useful CSS reference card.

  20. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ColorCop is a nice little program for getting colors.
    http://www.datastic.com/tools/colorcop/

  21. Estara
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I also like this one for getting six matching web colors, unfortunately it only works in IE.

    http://www.colormatch.dk/

  22. zzl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There is an upcoming web service called pic2color at pic2color.com. It is still in alpha stage and the juicy stuff is by-invitation-only, but I guess they'll have another round of invitation soon. Trust me, the private blog they used to showcase it is awesome! There is a email box at pic2color.com to drop your email if you wish to be invited next. Go check it out.

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