After reading Luke Clum‘s informative UX magazine article, A Look at Flat Design and Why It’s Significant, I got excited about resources for simple, clean design. The Flat UI Colors web app allows users to copy colors from flat user interface. Neato!
Searching for ideas, beauty, and or trichromatic transcendence? If so, be sure to visit Design Seeds on a regular basis. Jessica Colaluca, an individual with a finely honed sense of chromatic compatibility shares captivating color combinations via her blog. It’s a tantalizing treat for the eyes. Drawing upon 17 years experience working in color design and forecasting, Jessica kindly allows visitors to her site to accompany her on a journey of inspiration through a prismatic paradise that surrounds all of us. Viewing her images makes one wonder what other alluring color palette prizes we might be overlooking during our daily hustle and bustle encounters with the world.
- Lamps Plus interview with Jessica in which she gives tips for incorporating color
- Jessica’s eye-catching postings on the online pinboard, Pinterest
- Jessica’s Google+ profile
Teachers who work with pre-k and kindergarten students and want to introduce their pupils to an interactive whiteboard or digital slate, should plan a vibrant visit to thecolor.com. This chromatic conucopia of point-and-click coloring pages is an excellent means of acclimating little learners to the conventions of tools like those available from GTCO, Promethean, and SMARTBoard. Fast, fun, and free, thecolor.com. can also be used as a means of providing elementary pupils with readilly accessible images. they even have coloring pages for cryptids and superheroes.
- Catchy Colors has chromatically rich images that are a pleasure to behold.
- If you sometimes wonder why engineers and scientists should be worried about color or ponder about which color schemes are appropriate for scientific data graphics, chances are that you’ll appreciate the Chart of R Colors.
- Take color color identification to a higher level, teach your students how to appreciate Color Idioms.
- The Color Scheme Designer is a great place to explore all the shades of the rainbow.
- Learn how to use colors from classical art to improve your digital photography.
- The International Color Guide for Color Connotations points out that colors can mean different things to different cultures.
- Color in Motion, a mega-spiffy site designed by Claudia Cortes, is an interactive experience of color communication and color. Use it in your classroom and others will be positively green with envy.
Color Schemer is a cool, web-based color coordinator. It’s handy when chromatic appeal is an integral factor in a project-based unit. Why not share this with students and teachers who routinely fret over getting the perfect look for a webpage, slideshow, or graphic?
- Catchy Colors has chromatically rich images that are lovely to behold
- Chart of R Colors
- Color Idioms
- Color Scheme generator
- Feeling artistic? Check out how to improve your photography with colors from classical art.
- Check out the International Color Guide for color connotations around the globe
- Wikipedia’s entry: List of colors
- Web colors (again, from Wikipedia)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! After you get the facts beyond the blarney about this day, take a look at what you’re wearing. Traditionally, anyone not wearing a wee bit of green is likely to be soundly pinched by their properly-clad peers. Not wanting that to happen to any of our gentle readers, this blog has amassed enough examples of verdant-tinted vocabulary to keep everyone safe. What’s nifty about the terms we’ve pulled together is that the internet makes all of their rich histories available to anyone, anywhere. So, if you’re caught without any emerald apparel, take a stroll down memory lane, check out the scenery and ponder the following cultural greenery:
- Green Acres, that’s the place to be! 169 episodes
- Green Bay Packers
- Green card
- food, as in green cheese (is the moon really made of it?) green beans, mustard greens, or the equally popular, Green Eggs and Ham
- the green eyed monster a.k.a. jealousy is not to be confused with the Jolly, Green Giant
- Hugh Brannum, also known as Mr. Green Jeans on Captain Kangaroo
- Green stick fractures
- Green with envy
- Greenbacks–you’ll treasure having a few of them around
- Superheroes like Green Arrow, Green Hornet, Green Lantern, Green Lama and super-villains like the Green Goblin (check out the Grand Comics Database for more information)
- Greenhorns wanted, no experience needed.
- This making you ill? You look a little green around the gills.
- A greenhouse is good concerning what you’re growing
- However, the greenhouse effect is a growing concern
- Greenland is really not as green as Iceland…so, I’d settle for a Green Island
- How Green Was My Valley was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
- (It’s Not Easy) Bein’ Green was written by Joe Raposo for the first season of Sesame Street.
- The grass is always greener on the other side.
- Fiddler’s Green was supposed to be an interesting place.
- The Sea of Green is a famous fictional place mentioned in the film, The Yellow Submarine. By the way, there are many fictional submarines.
- Booker T and the MGs once served us up some mighty tasty Green Onions (a tune that ranked #181 on the Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time) but the group never managed to play a Green Tambourine.