I’ve put together a short video walking through the basic installation of the DHTML Colour Picker. It just covers the core basics of getting it up and running but hopefully it’ll help a few people out.
Just letting everyone know we’ve just launched a new featured/section to Colourmod called Galleria.
It’s a place that shows off solid color usage around the web. So if you’ve got a site you’d like to see added, then please submit it.
There are still a few small bugs/tweaks to fix, but that should all be done in the next couple of days.
In an effort to expand this site and what it can offer (other than the widgets), what are some things that you’d like to see in terms of new sections, resources, etc?
I moved all of the random pages (license, manual, release notes) into the site’s design to keep things consistent and the blog was the last on my list of things to integrate. It now shares the same look as the rest of the site. If you catch any browser bugs, let me know.
Just letting everyone know, I’ve lowered the prices of both the Unbranded and Personalized versions of ColourMod. They are now $5 and $30, respectively.
A few days back Stephen put ColourMod up for sale. He knew ColourMod couldn’t get the love it needed with his current schedule so he wanted to pass it on.
So with this post, I’d like to introduce you to myself…the new owner of ColourMod. My name is Josh Pigford. I run a small interactive design firm called Sabotage Media here in lovely Denver, CO.
I’m sure some of you are a bit worried that ColourMod will turn in to some spyware filled cash cow where it’ll just get milked until it dies. And you couldn’t be more wrong. The ColourMod products have been ones that I’ve been using almost since they were even created. As the new owner you can bet that they will continue to be developed and made better.
So, have no fear. There will be a few small changes around here…but nothing major at this point. I’m excited about taking on this new project and would love to hear what sort of things you’d like to see, feature wise. So let me know!
The ColourMod API has officially been put into production! Yup, it won’t be long now before I have a working BETA version. Speaking of BETA versions, I will have a signup page up in the near future, but if you want to get your name in at the top of the BETA tester list just post a comment on this post.
Yahoo! just recently released version 3.1 of its Widget Engine. This new release broke the code in ColourMod. If you try to launch ColourMod after upgrading to this version you should get the following error message:
You may now download the ColourMod 2.0.2 which includes this fix at the ColourMod Konfabulator page. Feel free to leave a comment or use the contact form for feed back. The link on the Yahoo! Widget Gallery page should be updated soon.
Yeah, APIs are the coolest thing since sliced bread. I mean, think of all those people who had to actually slice their bread. That must have really sucked for them, moving their arm back and forth in a cutting motion. They must have had big muscles. Anyway, ColourMod is going the route of an API.
You might be asking why are you going to create an API? I’ve been asking myself that too, especially since it means a complete code overhaul. But if Shaun Inman does it, it must be cool! Seriously, there are many reasons. The main reason is that I want ColourMod to be as easy, or as complicated as each individual user wants to make it.
I put on my thinking cap the other day (it was a little tight), and started thinking of the non-food related possibilities that an API can bring to the table. The first thing that came to mind is skins for ColourMod. I want people to pimp their ColourMod out, make it look hot. So with an API you could set the skin like this, ColourMod.setSkin(‘the new hotness’). That’s right, so simple. Let’s say you want to change the selection images, you could write this, ColourMod.setSliderImage(‘/images/arrowTheIsCool.png’).
Another feature that has been requested a lot is to output a different colour value than Hex values. One might go about that by writing this, ColourMod.setColourOutput(‘CMYK’) or ColourMod.setColourOutput(‘RGB’). The possibilities are literally endless. I hope you are as excited about this as I am, cause this is going to blow the colour picking world out of it’s socks.