FireFox Color Palette Search

FireFox Color Palette Search


Search for palettes direct from your FireFox browser!

So with the guidance of Brad "the man" Spry, I created a little goodie for FireFox that allows you to search for Palettes with keywords right from your browser bar. Check it out and find your COLOURlove!

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Click here to install the COLOURlovers Palette Search extension.
Click here to install the COLOURlovers Palette Search By Hex Value extension.

Where to find the search feature (Mac):
Palette Search Mac

Where to find the search feature (PC):
Palette Search PC

Code based off of the great work by BradSpry.com

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Making Colour Love in 2007


Hello COLOURlovers and welcome to a new and exciting year.

There are lots of new things in the works here at CL and I'm getting excited to unleash the love. A couple quick things to update you all on.

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Federated Media and COLOURlovers
It has always been a struggle for me to monetize this site and to try and cover some of the costs I've poured into creating and building CL. I refuse to whore out the site to advertisers, but I need to cover the bills somehow. Thanks to all of you and the huge amount of love this site has received, COLOURlovers has recently joined the family at FM. FM reps some of the biggest and best sites out there, so it is a huge honor to get on board with them. With the support of FM we will be able to focus on partnering with quality advertisers. This will bring a bit of a change as the ad size on each page will be increasing to the standard 300x250. I know it is going to feel huge for a little while as you get used to it, but remember... that is the only ad on the page... and that is the only ad we're going to take on so you don't have to worry about CL getting MySpaceitus and having ads everywhere.

If you could steal a couple minutes from your day to answer a couple questions for FM, it will help them go find the best sponsors that fit our community. The survey is here: http://external.fmpub.net/take/116/. Thanks!

DISCUSSIONlove
The discussion forums are finally back up. I'll save you the really long story about how some programmer hosed me big time, and just let you know that they are back up and we'll be tweaking and updating them as we go. But for now you can join back in the discussions and share your thoughts.

P.S. We'll be launching a new contest in a few short days... get ready for the Colour. Run. Tunes. Contest!

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Colors Reference Cards: Green

Colors Reference Cards: Green


Sometimes we just don't know what color to use. Sometimes we have no idea which colors to combine in order to create a beautiful color palette which would attract the visitors of our web-sites.

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That's why we've decided to create some kind of visual reference cards or cheat sheets for the most popular colors of Web 2.0. Green, Purple, Black, White and other colors will be reviewed and analyzed in the next articles.

Today's Color is green...

Continue Reading at Smashing Magazine

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Pantone Color of the Year 2007


Providing a Jolt of Energy and Inspiration, Dynamic Chili Pepper Brings a Splash of Vitality to Fashion, Beauty and Interiors

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Chili Pepper (Pantone 19-1557) was selected by Pantone as the color of the year for 2007. A bold hue that catches the eye and projects confidence, sophistication and engages our senses.

Continue Reading at Sensational Color

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Color-coordinate with personalized Nike shoes

Color-coordinate with personalized Nike shoes


Nike has introduced a way to have seriously unique shoes. With their Nike iD Website, you can pick a shoe design, pick the colors for almost every aspect of it, have a short message embroidered on the heel, and then have them shipped to your doorstep.

Continue Reading at Styledash

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Interview with Grace Bonney

Interview with Grace Bonney


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Grace Bonney

design*sponge

Position: Writer & Editor
Location: Brooklyn, NYC

Grace has a great eye for design and a wonderful way of sharing neat new things...

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A Brief History: Color in Photography

A Brief History: Color in Photography


James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79), a Scottish physicist, is credited with the first production of a colour photograph. Maxwell used the additive principle of colour, in which primary colors of light are projected and combined to create intermediate colors, as the basis for his photographic experiments. Using red, green and blue colour filters on a light-sensitive medium coated in monochrome emulsions, Maxwell was able to take three separate photographs of a tartan ribbon. The three developed images were projected onto a screen using three separate projectors. The effect was a full colour picture.

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Happy Holidays from a Buried Village


My Dear COLOURloving Friends & Family,

I spent Christmas last year with volunteers and survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi. We had the 100+ volunteers who were living with us in staple standard tube socks to a wall painted like a fireplace and at 2am I got up… Donned a Santa costume and filled the stockings with knick-knacks and little gifts for the volunteers.

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This year I'm spending it with a village buried by Typhoon Durian in the central Philippines. This is the second year that I'm giving up spending time with my family and the people I love, so I'm asking you to give up a little during the holidays as well:

Please donate to Hands On Disaster Response and support my Non-Profit's efforts to make a difference in communities affected by natural disasters. We are a registered 501c3 Non-Profit and on our website you can view our financial statements. www.HODR.org I'm personally asking my friends and family to donate $100 securely online via: https://secure.ga1.org/05/hodr_darius. If you're having a very tight month then I would ask you to pass this note along and to ask someone else you know to make a donation.

It has become increasingly important in my life to be a global citizen. As a westerner we are born and raised with such a US-Centric view of the world. Even our news pays little attention to what goes on outside our country. Many people probably don't know that a Typhoon (The same thing as a Hurricane) hit the central Philippines destroying over 100,000 homes in early Dec. You may have seen a little news blip if you were really looking, but otherwise it disappeared from the news with little attention. I arrived in Manila yesterday and am now in the Typhoon Durian affected area. If you have any questions about the project here or are interested in volunteering, please shoot me an email.

Thank you for supporting me and my relief work and Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Darius A Monsef IV
Co-Founder & Operations Director
Hands On Disaster Response
www.HODR.org

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RSS, Wallpapers & Stats


We've been adding little features here and there, and I wanted to let anyone know who might have missed them.

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RSS Feeds
The feeds are up and everyone has their own too. Subscribe to the feeds with FeedBurner. Some people have begun to do some interesting things with them as well. One web designers is using the feed of the top colors on CL to dynamically change the colors of his new website design to what the top colors are.

Wallpapers
Look in the Info area for all colors and palettes for links to several wallpaper sizes. Set your desktop wallpaper to one of your favorites on CL and make some COLOURlove even when you aren't online.

COLOURstats
We put the first phase and very simple stats overview up on the homepage. You can see them right under the welcome blurb. Right now we’re just showing how many new colors, palettes and lovers are being added to the site daily.

Soon this stats display will be combined with the trends system to show even more interesting information, like how many negative or positive votes hues like blue got for a certain month... or how well people reacted to palettes with yellow in them in Nov... Etc.

Cheers,
-Darius

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Find a job you COLOURlove!

Find a job you COLOURlove!


Jobs for Designers, Artists, and Developers with instant search tool

At COLOURlovers.com it is all about the love... and you should love your job. Life just isn't any fun if you hate going to work.

In partnership with Krop jobs we're sharing the love of creativity and providing a listing service for the best creative jobs out there. Take a look through and find something that strikes your fancy. New jobs are being added daily, so keep your eyes on www.COLOURlovers.com/jobs. You can easily find the jobs section in the main site menu.

If you are looking to hire, than get your opportunity out there to thousands of people who love colour, design and creativity. Jobs posted to the Krop network are shown on major creative portals like: Newstoday, Lodown Magazine, COLOURlovers, Lounge 72, Heavy Backpack, Fecal Face, iwantmyflashtv, DevLounge, Digitalabstracts, Webtoday design & information awards, yashke, and Hypernarritive.

PS. Posting jobs helps make a little money for COLOURlovers & our Non-Profit Charity Support, so find a talented creative person and share the COLOURlove.

Cheers,
-Darius

Darius A Monsef IV
Creator & Editor

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