Tuesday, July 22, 2008

y tu paleta de que la quieres?

I've been posting about some web-widgets I've found lately. It just occurred to me that last year I wrote about bad design... this year, I'll probably should start a series on widgets. On a recent article by MsBehaviour, she wrote about colour (with that purple hair #660099, MsBehaviour must look like Manijeh!).
The Philosopher Goethe believed that colours were 'Deeds of Light' and classified colour into three categories, of 'powerful', 'gentle' and radient. Fast forward to the Digital Age and we are dealing with pixels to mix colours, not paint. Wikipedia explains that Colour is 'the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, yellow, blue and others. Colour derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light energy versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors.' The online colour system called the hexadecimal system works in a similar way, with a series of six digits or letters denoting the proportion of Red, Blue and Green in each shade. Starting with 00000 for black (for the absence of colour) and finishing with FFFFF for white (all colours on full). Red is FF0000 (with red on full, but no green or blue), and following this logic you can see that Green would be 00FF00 and Blue 0000FF. (via)
pan de cada diaAnyway, there are some interesting tools... and some are just for fun: COLORS TOOLBOX: 20+ Tools For Working With Colors. The colour palette generator is a good idea if you hate the default choice of colours on your powerpoints. I already wrote about the asciifier... in colour! But the weirdest widget must be the comics cartoon maker... I couldn't resist to try as you can see.

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