2008 Mar 23, 12:38
The move of my website to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET is mostly complete except for a few server side things not working yet: RandomGrammar and parts of Vizicious. I'm still very happy with the
NearlyFreeSpeech.NET hosting and so far I've only spent a few cents on hosting. At this rate I'll only spend a few dollars a year.
I've moved all my pages to use the same CSS and hooked it up with cookies to my Kuler color options so now changes to the color theme will
stick and apply to all my pages. I haven't figured out the caching for this yet so you may have to refresh to see changes to color applied.
2007 Dec 24, 12:41
These days it seems like there's a social sharing website for everything representable as bits. Like Scribd
for (mostly legal) documents, SciVee
for scientific research videos, Wordie
for words, and Kuler
for color themes. Kuler seems
like a ridiculous website (overkill) but I had been meaning to update my homepage's color design and Kuler has an RSS based REST API
The API lets you obtain things like the most recently added color themes or the most popular or all themes containing the color dark red, etc... So of course rather than update my website's design I
hooked up my css to the color themes coming out of Kuler. Select my main page's color theme from a list of random Kuler themes
. As I'm sure
the regular readers can guess I use an xslt
and blah blah blah... It looks OK with Silver Surfer
and Happy Hipo
but in general
changing the colors this way doesn't produce something pretty.
When reading about Kuler I found that they may have stolen the whole idea wholeslae from ColourLovers
. They discuss the thievery in an article
on their blog. I would have switched over to ColourLovers out of principle but
they don't have an easily accessible API.
2007 Dec 19, 11:06
Article about striking similarities between COLOURlovers and Adobe's Kuler.
2007 Dec 19, 10:37
Social website for sharing color schemes... Useful?