slayeroffice - web experiments gone horribly awry

06.04.2004 - Color Palette Creator v1.3

You're probably thinking to yourself, "Another update to that color thingie? What's he done now, and how soon will it be before slayeroffice becomes colorpalettecreator.com?"

I'll agree that I've probably spent entirely too much time on this project at the expense of others, but the suggestions folks are making are all too good to ignore. The latest comes from Ölbaum, who suggests a palette history and the ability to set an individual tone as the base color.

As you can see - excellent ideas that deserved immediate attention, and they've been added.

Simply click on any color swatch and it will be set as the new base color and will be added to a dropdown that lists all of the base colors for the current session. Select any of those to re-set the base color to a previous color. (Any color that is set as a base color by any means is added to the list as well.)

Congrats on a sweet little tool. Very nice! Just wanted to let you know that i am getting some odd display when i input things like "LLLLLL" and "TTTTTT" in the base color area. I am using Safari browser on Apple OS X.

Tool looks solid, but needs some idiot proofing (careful, flamers). Looking forward to using this as I create new sites for folks.
Posted by Jason on June 4, 2004 @ 9:33 pm


Yeah, I disabled the check for valid hex strings for Safari because it was breaking the tool in that browser. I just havent gotten around to figuring out what it's issue is yet. :)
Posted by Steve on June 4, 2004 @ 11:28 pm
Hi!

Although this tool perfomes only a little job, it really comes in handy a lot of times. I like it.

It would be great to have it on my local machine, as I don't want to waste your bandwidth everytime I'm playing around with colours. Of course, I could view source and copy everything togehter for me, but do you have a complete package ready for download? This would make it a lot easier for me.

I am asking because I'm slightly confused by the "java source"-link on the one hand and the "CSS"-link on the other hand, which are both at the bottom of the Colour Palette Creator-Page.

Concerning "idiot-proofing": I once heard that the improved, better, idiot-proof version of any software is imideatly followed by improved, better idiots.

Keep it up, I like your site!

Matthias
Posted by Kronn on June 5, 2004 @ 12:21 am


You should be able to just use the "File - Save Page As" functionality of your browser to make a local version of the app.

The "javascript source" and "css" links are there for folks who are curious about how the thing works and want to take a look at the source code.

Glad you like the app!
Posted by Steve on June 5, 2004 @ 1:22 pm


Thank you...

(man, I'm really feeling like a newbie now...)
Posted by Kronn on June 10, 2004 @ 11:49 am


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