Web Design:
Anything related to web design and development: templates, images, content, color. See also individual categories for these topics.


Create A Color Palette From Your Image

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Create a color palette from any picture with Pictaculous. It creates a color palette from your image (5 swatches) and also offers ten suggestions for color themes to go with the image. You can then download the palettes as an Adobe swatch file, or e-mail it to yourself. You can also use the service from your cell phone.

We’ve tried Pictaculous with a photo taken on PhotoBooth – see results below:

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Lossless Image Optimization

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Smush.it uses optimization techniques specific to image format to remove unnecessary bytes from image files. It is a “lossless” tool, which means it optimizes the images without changing their look or visual quality. Optimizing images for the web will drastically cut down page loading time.

After Smush.it runs on a web page it reports how many bytes would be saved by optimizing the page’s images and provides a downloadable zip file with the minimized image files. Smush.it is part of YSlow Firefox add-on and can be downloaded here.

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Free Open Source Code Editor for Multiple Languages

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If you regularly work with different programming languages, you might like using the free open source ; it supports PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl and Tcl, plus JavaScript, CSS, HTML and template languages like RHTML, Template-Toolkit, HTML-Smarty and Django. It features autocomplete and calltips, multi-language file support, syntax coloring and syntax checking, Vi emulation, Emacs key bindings. Additionally, Komodo is available for Linux, Windows, Mac.

Hex Color Scheme Generator

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A fun tool at 2CreateAWebsite is based on a spinning color wheel lets you choose colors from the wheel or add hex code to create matching color schemes. Somewhat limited it its function it serves the purpose of finding matching shades of a hue you may already be using in your project.

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AJAX Loading GIF Generator

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Create your own AJAX loading gif with this free generator at . Choose from over 30 different designs, background, main color and speed.