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''See [[Colorblindness]] for additional color tools and [[:Category: Cascading Style Sheets]] for CSS tools that make gradients and stripes and the like easier.''
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== Color History==
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* [http://www.veritablehokum.com/comic/mummy-brown-and-other-historical-colors/ Mummy Brown and Other Historical Colors] outlines various colors and their history in roughly chronological order.
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== Perceiving Color==
 
== Perceiving Color==
  
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* [https://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/ The XKCD Color Survey Results] is a sometimes-hilarious look at a survey on colors that the author of the XKCD comic did. It's very revealing about how we perceive color and how much (or how little) patience we have for thinking about it.   
 
* [https://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/ The XKCD Color Survey Results] is a sometimes-hilarious look at a survey on colors that the author of the XKCD comic did. It's very revealing about how we perceive color and how much (or how little) patience we have for thinking about it.   
  
=== Using Color ===
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== Using Color ==
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* [https://bjango.com/articles/gradients/ Gradients] explains the different types of gradients and some of the reasons you’d use them.
 
* [https://ianstormtaylor.com/design-tip-never-use-black/ Never use black] outlines why #00000 should be banned from your color list.
 
* [https://ianstormtaylor.com/design-tip-never-use-black/ Never use black] outlines why #00000 should be banned from your color list.
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== Color Palettes and Tools==
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===Favorites===
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* [http://www.javascripter.net/faq/hextorgb.htm Hex-to-RGB] and [http://www.javascripter.net/faq/rgbtohex.htm RGB-to-Hex] are quick color converters
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* [http://paletton.com/#uid=64y0u0kuojHm9rfr4nIBSfeN89R Paletton] makes building a color palette easier, especially since it includes colorblindness tools
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* [https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ WebAIM Color Contrast Checker] is there to make sure your colors have accessible levels of contrast.
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* [http://colorbrewer2.org Colorbrewer: Accessible color advice for map makers] gives you sets of colors that are accessibly contrasting for various map uses (and other uses).
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=== Inspiration ===
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* [https://www.design-seeds.com/seasons/summer/a-door-green/ Design Seeds]
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* [https://ohmy.disney.com/movies/2015/05/11/these-disneypixar-palettes-are-the-most-aesthetically-pleasing-things-youll-see-all-day/#Brave Disney Pixar palettes]
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=== Other tools ===
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* [http://www.pictaculous.com Pictaculous] generates color palettes based on a photograph you upload.
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* [https://www.colorcombos.com/combotester.html?color0=484452&color1=F8F2DA&color2=C7AFBD&color3=DDECEF&color4=99aacc&color5=88CA8E Color Combo Tester] lets you put a few columns of colors next to each other while fiddling with a palette

Revision as of 18:52, 3 February 2019

See Colorblindness for additional color tools and Category: Cascading Style Sheets for CSS tools that make gradients and stripes and the like easier.

Color History


Perceiving Color

  • Does Your Language Shape How You Think? by Guy Deutscher in the New York Times magazine discusses, among other things, how languages that don't differentiate between green and blue result in people who have more trouble perceiving difference between them.
  • Colour Assignment - Associations by Joe Hallock outlines different ways that we associate color with emotions and ideas, primarily from the view of an American / Western audience.
  • The XKCD Color Survey Results is a sometimes-hilarious look at a survey on colors that the author of the XKCD comic did. It's very revealing about how we perceive color and how much (or how little) patience we have for thinking about it.

Using Color

  • Gradients explains the different types of gradients and some of the reasons you’d use them.
  • Never use black outlines why #00000 should be banned from your color list.


Color Palettes and Tools

Favorites

Inspiration


Other tools

  • Pictaculous generates color palettes based on a photograph you upload.
  • Color Combo Tester lets you put a few columns of colors next to each other while fiddling with a palette

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