Whats that damn HTML Color Code
Ever been stuck going through someone else’s styling to find a bunch of offset non-compliant color codes in use, find your self stuck not knowing which which color that is? Well today is just that day for me. Im picking apart a large css file, resampling a lot of the work for a new project. Problem is I didn’t create this CSS and despite it being nicely put together in a style I am not an extreme fan of. There are so many colors in play that figuring out which one is which is often a pain in the arse.\r\n\r\nSo I was about to create myself a little tool of sorts that I could just drop this random letter number combination into and have it make the background of a div become that color, just so I could have a visual reference of what I am working with. But for the hell of it I plugged the hex into googles search and came across a site http://www.colorhexa.com/ that gives me a wealth of information based on a single HEX. Actually I can give it any type of color code CKMY (is that correct?) or a rgb, or a handful of others and it will give me anything from colors similar in the same spectrum to color codes in other formats specific to the (in my case) hex I gave it.\r\n\r\nNow I know what your thinking why don’t I just use a color picker, and find the color on the project I am working on. Well simply put theres a lot of colors going on, and I would have to scan over dozens of elements just to find the match of the one I am looking at, at a code level. But on the note of color pickers. I do use those, a lot trying to build color palettes off of logos a project owner has or whatever the case. If your looking for a color picker and you develop on either Google Chrome, or Firefox then I can suggest one really good color picker (as I have gone through many over the years from external color pickers (which I may post one up that a buddy of mine made years upon years ago before the were trendy, cause that ones still awesome)). Anyway whether your on Chrome or Firefox ColorZilla (http://www.colorzilla.com/) is definitely a prime choice and it seems to have the most features that one could use.
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