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Created Sep 28, 2007

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The un-official FAQ - A group for sharing information about the COLOURlovers - tips and tricks, instructions, questions and answers of all kinds. If you dont know where to start, look in the "index" conversation.

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What else should there be information about on the site?

This stuff must still be covered.



Palette Tags - what are they, and how to use them

Searching for palettes and colours or users?

How do I search for a colour?

How do I search for a palette?

What are the RSS feeds I can subscribe to?


Everything that's underlined has already been covered - look at the other conversations in this group.



- All About Accounts: creating, editing one's account.

How to modify your own profile page?

Settings available on the profile page?

Sponsored love?

What can I get notified of?


How do I create an account?

What does it give me access to?


Can I change my username?

How do I delete my account?

What are love notes? How do I read/send them?

How do I change my password?

I've forgotten my password. What can I do?

How do I change my e-mail address?

How do I delete my account?

Palette Tags - what are they, and how to use them

What are the different ways one's palettes can be sorted?



How do I search for a colour?

How do I search for a palette?

What are the RSS feeds I can subscribe to?

What can I get notified of?

- All About Profiles/Lovers: editing profiles pages (could include basic html customizations as suggested), My Speak, My Blog, My Pics, ratings.

What's 'My Speak'?


All About Palettes/Colors: creating, editing, downloading, viewing and searching for palettes/colors, rating system, monthly reset, CL blog, trends, RSS feeds.
How to create your own palettes
Deleting Pallets, Patterns or Colors
How to edit an existing palette or pattern
But the thumbnail and badge stays the same even if I modify it :(
Editing a color

To use the Colour Mixer:

Change the Hue of a colour

Change the darkness, lightness or saturation of a colour

Working directly with the Hexidecimal number

Using existing colours from the Similar Colours group

Picking colours from an existing, online image

Naming the palette

Naming your colours.

What are all those fields in the "Create a Palette" page for?

How to edit an existing palette

What is a palette badge

How to post a palette badge

How to download palettes.

How to create your list of favorite palettes




How the rating system works with voting and all that?

Has the monthly reset been mentioned somewhere? That could fit in ratings.

- All About Groups: creating, joining, managing, searching for groups.

What are groups for? / What is a group?

How do I find a group?

How do I join a group?

How do I add a palette or colour to a group?

I want to change the settings for group notifications. How?

How do I start my own group?

How can I invite people to be part of my new group?

I want to send a message to all members in my group

I want to change the avatar of a group I have created

How do I make my public group private? How do I make my private group public?

How do I remove a member from my group?

How can I leave a group?

What happens to my palettes/colors when I leave a group?


searching for a group

Communicating with other lovers: love notes, forums, comments, notifications, searching for lovers.

What are love notes? How do I read/send them?

What are the love notes I can automatically receive?

What are forums? How do I start a new conversation or answer a comment?


- Help/Suggestions: technical problem, contacting the webmaster, suggesting a new feature, helping with translations.

If have a technical problem or spot a bug, where should I go to report it/ask for help? Maybe mention the occasional blank palette as a known issue too.

If I want to suggest improvements or new features, where should I go?
It would be cool if a couple of these linked to blog articles - for example - how do hexidecimal values work - various things about colour theory - possibly some help with html. Better than pointing people to articles outside of ColourLovers?
@klip: I think this is the kind of information that can be mentioned twice. When talking about forums let's briefly mention these two sections then let's create another FAQ for contact/feedback/help where we'll mention them again but with more details - and possibly give direct URLs - and also add a bit about the 'contact' link which as the bottom of the site. Does that sound good to you?
I think a section on how to search is imperative. For those lovers (like me on a rare occasion) who also use the site for work, searching by Hex is such a valuable tool! So:

How do I search for a colour?
How do I search for a palette?
What can I search by?

Or some such topics...
Thanks! I'm busy editing that list up there to bring it up to date. Hang in there!
/// Saves space.
Not sure were this may go... or if it's already listed somewhere. But since I just made this mistake, thought I'd leave a note:

You can quickly find out if you've created an unnamed color if you don't enter a title for your palette. If your cursor is in the hex code box, simply hit the Enter key. Any colors without names will appear for you to name them.

Conversely, if you're not ready to enter a new palette, be careful not to name it because if you hit the Enter key, it will slip right in!

:P
Cool webseitler, I will move that into the create a palette conversation.
maybe put faq in the title or a search tag?
webseitler wrote:
Not sure were this may go... or if it's already listed somewhere. But since I just made this mistake, thought I'd leave a note:

You can quickly find out if you've created an unnamed color if you don't enter a title for your palette. If your cursor is in the hex code box, simply hit the Enter key. Any colors without names will appear for you to name them.

Conversely, if you're not ready to enter a new palette, be careful not to name it because if you hit the Enter key, it will slip right in!

:P


I'm coming back to say that this DOES NOT work like it used to. I've messed up a few palettes trying to see if I had a new color or not (the system went ahead and added them--one with just one color!).

I would not recommend this "hack" as reliable...
Hi guys,
I don't really like any of the patterns currentlly on offer. Does anyone have any info on creating new pattern templates?

If anyone does could they start a new pattern thread.

TIA
Hi,

I know what u mean...I tried to find out how to go about creating them as I have Fireworks and Flash. So, I sent an email...if you go to Patterns, create new, you will see where you can send your email to, if you have a new pattern...to ask the size requirements etc...but i never got an answer.

Phreestyle wrote:
Hi guys,
I don't really like any of the patterns currentlly on offer. Does anyone have any info on creating new pattern templates?

If anyone does could they start a new pattern thread.

TIA
How would I submit a little article to be considered for a blog?
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Whoops, never mind. How could I have missed seeing this on a blog page all this time?
Is this still the best way to create new patterns? No-one replied to hospedales and I have a submission ready.

David

hospedales wrote:
Hi,

I know what u mean...I tried to find out how to go about creating them as I have Fireworks and Flash. So, I sent an email...if you go to Patterns, create new, you will see where you can send your email to, if you have a new pattern...to ask the size requirements etc...but i never got an answer.

Phreestyle wrote:
Hi guys, I don't really like any of the patterns currentlly on offer. Does anyone have any info on creating new pattern templates? If anyone does could they start a new pattern thread. TIA
klip wrote:
What else should there be information about on the site?



I'm new here, came by way of Spoonflower, so I'm more oriented toward the seamless patterns, which I gather is a new feature. I've read as much of these group postings as I can, and I still have major questions about the site:

1. How do I apply a single pallete to several of my own patterns? Fabric designs are generally printed in multiple palletes, or multiple designs with the same pallete. I'm really not interested in browsing the latest palletes by others when I just want to work with my own.

2. Is there any protection whatsoever from someone else using one of your patterns to make money on wallpaper, fabric, whatever? Are there plans to make a "protected/private" button that can be applied to some patterns so we can use this as a tool for serious work, or is this just a coloring book?

3. I keep seeing posts about a "favorites" button on the screen, but I don't see one. Perhaps the site has been updated & the tips have not.

4. Why don't you have a normal indexed, searchable Help database off the top menu like all other software packages & websites, so I don't have to go through every posting in analog?

Love the site, don't get me wrong. Would just like to be more efficient at using it.
The tips & faqs seem to be outdated....

What happened to the Favorites button and where are my old saved Favorites?
Hi! How to use a Shape to create a Pattern? Thanks

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