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0to255 lets you select matching colors for CSS, fast

0to255 it a very slick, well-designed tool for quickly finding color variations for borders and color gradients. You dial in a Hex color code (say, "de40d5") and instantly get a long palette with light-to-dark variations of that particular hue. Every variation has its hex color value written across it, and when you hover over it you get a small swatch showing your original color along with the...

Customize your Twitter profile page with themeleon

I admit it. I'm a little jealous of people who have an eye for design, and the patience to actually use it. For example, Twitter allows you to customize your homepage's wallpaper and the colors of various aspects of the page, but I've never bothered, even though I wish it looked as nice as some other people's. Well, as of today that's changed. A new tool from COLOURlovers called themeleon...

Sleepy - Time Waster

The best time wasters are games that are intellectually challenging, but not necessarily frantic or anxiety-inducing. Too many puzzle games rely on a beat-the-clock scenario to make games more challenging instead of simply making the puzzles more challenging. Well, Sleepy is a time waster that doesn't do that. In Sleepy, the goal is to remove all of the colored blocks from the screen without...

Sonacom Experience is an inexplicable Time Waster

I've had the Sonacom Experience site on my list of things to blog about for a long time, but could never really figure out how to describe it. It appears to be a front-end for a French design and production firm's website. The site is a Flash-based web toy, where you click on floating globes to unleash visuals and sound stored inside of them. You can control the color of the globes, and the...

Colourshift - Pipes-like TimeWaster

If you've ever played the classic game Pipes, then Colourshift will probably feel pretty familiar to you. In Colourshift you are presented with an invisible grid of squares that may contain various pieces. the idea is to pipe the correct colors from their color source (the colored squares) to their lights (the colored circles) of the same color. Though the game is conceptually very simple,...

Gridshock: fast-paced matching Time Waster

Typically, when you're playing a game where the object is to keep the board from filling up with pieces, it's vertical. Being used to Tetris and all its variants, it took me a second to adjust to Gridshock, a game where you match and eliminate colored lights on a horizontal playing field. It's an easy game to get the hang of, but the lights pile up faster as the levels go on, and it's tough to...

ColoRotate: 3D color palette creator and CS4 plugin

There are a lot of different interfaces for creating and using color palettes, but ColoRotate may be the one with the coolest visuals. It plots your colors on a 3D diamond as you blend, tint and change hues to form a palette. More experienced designers may not find it useful, and may prefer something more straightforward. Beginners, on the other hand, might dig how easily you can make a decent...

Blue Task Manager for Windows XP or Vista

There are plenty of applications out there that will make the Windows Task Manager more useful or replace it altogether. Blue Task Manager isn't one of them. All this little utility does is change the default color of the graphs and text from green to blue. The effect gives you a slightly more calming way of figuring out why your PC has suddenly become so sluggish. If you just want to give Blue...

Idée's super Multicolr gets Creative Commons awesomeness

Back in July, Jay linked to the rather awesome Multicolr service that lets you select up to 10 colours using the colour-picker on the page [selecting a colour more than once to add some bias should you wish] and the Multicolr app goes away and does its thing. 'Its thing' was, back in July, a search of the Interesting photos that make it into Flickr's Explore pages. How times have changed. Just...

What's your Hue IQ?

Ever wondered how accurately your eyes can see the subtleties of color? Find out by taking this quick test. Drag and drop colored squares in each of four rows according their hue, then submit the results for calculation. The lower your score, the better your eyes discern color. The test indicates which hues you see best and also lets you compare your results with others in your gender and age...

Grab Color Palettes From Your Current Page In Firefox

Design inspiration can come from a lot of different places. If you find yours from digital sources on the web, Palette Grabber for Firefox might be incredibly useful to you. Install it, and Palette Grabber sits in the left corner of your status bar waiting to leap into action. A single click (right or left) exports a selective palette based on your current page in Firefox. Palette selection is...

mooColorFinder finds web colors

If you're in the business of pirating colors from websites, then mooColorFinder is here to help you. Just type in a web address (say, your favorite blog) and mooColorFinder will return the colors used on that website. The colors are display as little tiles of color; which you can then mouse over to get the hex color. Now, we should note that this web service doesn't seem to always work...

Blubuntu turns Ubuntu blue

If you love Ubuntu Linux, but you're not so fond of its default brown theme, there's hope. You can find an assortment of alternate themes in the System->Preferences->Appearance menu. The themes will change the colors of your program toolbars. But if you're looking for something slightly more comprehensive, you might wan to check out Blubuntu. It's a theme that gives Ubuntu a nice calm blue...

Instant Eyedropper: Find the color code for anything on your computer

Have you ever wished you could easily figure out the HTML or RGB values for a specific color? Instant Eyedropper is a free Windows utility that will show you the HTML, RGB, Hex, or HSB codes that correspond with pretty much any color on your screen. Once Instant Eyedropper is running, all you have to do is click on the icon in your system tray and keep your mouse button down as you drag your...

HD-DVD key numbers turned into colors on a T-shirt

You know those numbers that could change the world? No, not the ones on Lost, the HD-DVD key code that could lead to the end of Digg as we know it. Well, the sixteen hexadecimal digits are just numbers when it comes right down to it. And you can do all sorts of things with numbers, like use them as a basis for web-colors and make them into a pretty picture that may or may not be illegal to share...