HOWTO: Get a good color scheme

One way is to be knowledgeable in the color wheel & all that artsy stuff. I for one am not, so I cheat.

http://color.pubarso.com/

And now you can too. :slight_smile: Just choose a primary color, and it gives you a 6-color palette to use.

[edit]Yes, I borrowed this from a site. I didn’t want it to not be there one day, so I took it with me.[/edit]

[edit]This one works with Firefox: http://www.hlrnet.com/colormatch/index.php[/edit]

Sweet. I shall use. Thx j00!

That is way cool. :cool: Thanks a bundle. Now, could you also add an option for the primary color to just enter the hex code instead or using the sliders?

Someone else asked for that, I was going to add it but sidetracked. …imagine that, sidetracked. :slight_smile:

There’s also a program floating around, probably available on download.com, called “Color Wheel Pro”

It allows you to see suggestions for analogous, monotone and complimentary color schemes. It’s pretty neat.

There is also this to give you the hex of a color http://javascript.internet.com/page-details/hexadecimal-color-wheel.html

bretty spiffy mr. b (hehe… mr. B’s woo!! good times… :slight_smile: ; sorry side comment)

That is great! Very helpful, it will really help as I feel picking colors is one of the hardest parts of webdesign. Looks like this can be a replacement of the color books I have… that is basically the same thing. Pretty neat.

My colors will actually match now :slight_smile:

Again, pretty spiffy! (Just to let you know, brandon, it doesn’t work in phoenix… for that large majority that actually use phoenix)

*Originally posted by tatsak42 *
**Again, pretty spiffy! (Just to let you know, brandon, it doesn’t work in phoenix… for that large majority that actually use phoenix) **
…By which you mean Mozilla Firebird™; about 0.4% of the market share. :slight_smile: To be more specific, that means Gecko browsers in general (Mozilla, Firebird, K-Meleon, Netscape, Camino) don’t like its Javascript. Opera doesn’t really handle it well either, but I don’t understand that code anyway.

Anyway, I’ll shut up with the nitpicking. It’s a nice tool, and is actually perfect for a site with a gazillion CSS styles I’m doing.

(edit: ooh bad grammar)

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

starts chant

We love Brandon clap-clap clapclapclap We love Brandon clap-clap clapclapclap We love Brandon clap-clap clapclapclap …

:smiley:

–Petey

*Originally posted by tatsak42 *
**Again, pretty spiffy! (Just to let you know, brandon, it doesn’t work in phoenix… for that large majority that actually use phoenix) **

Yeah, nor in Opera.

When I need to use it, I load up IE just because its easier in the long run (until I get around to changing the code)

http://colormatch.dk/

i believe the authors website is http://vowe.net/

*Originally posted by jonathan lall *
**…By which you mean Mozilla Firebird™; about 0.4% of the market share. :slight_smile: To be more specific, that means Gecko browsers in general (Mozilla, Firebird, K-Meleon, Netscape, Camino) don’t like its Javascript. Opera doesn’t really handle it well either, but I don’t understand that code anyway.

Anyway, I’ll shut up with the nitpicking. It’s a nice tool, and is actually perfect for a site with a gazillion CSS styles I’m doing.

(edit: ooh bad grammar) **

Yes yes, I admit I was wrong, I really DO know that it changed to Firebird and that it runs on the same engine as mozilla and netscape. didn’t know about Camino or K-Meleon, but I do now.

But again, yay for brandon. who loves brandon? eeeeverybody loves brandon :smiley:

I love this tool!

To bad I found it a lil’ late on the design-scale…but all well.

Thanks Brandon for finding this.

Flash version:

http://kohaistyle.com/scripts/quickcolor/

http://www.webwhirlers.com/colors/colourandweb.asp

wheeee!

I thought I’d bump this thread back up since I thought it might be of use to anyone who dosn’t know hex color-codes by heart.

One of the linked color wheels has been updated as well…

http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

Love that thing.