Sunday, April 15, 2012

New color palette

The new color palette is now in use! As shown above, click on any color blobs in configuration panel to invoke the palette. It sits in a glossy modern-looking transparent plate, contains a display of lovely colors (with their even more lovely names printed on them), and .... a gradient slider!

To use it is simple: pick up a color by clicking on any named block and that color is chosen for whatever purpose. You can go further to select a lighter/darker version of that color by dragging the slider (or clicking on anywhere on the gradient stripe).

Palette colors were selected from here:

The new palette is really a complete upgrade to its predecessor. It displays color names, which is helpful for vision-impaired users so they know what they are looking at. And it supports much wider spectrum to choose from. Looking good is important!