Color for Developers

Color is important for developers as well as designers, below you’ll find a collection of tools and libraries that make it easier for you work with color in your code.

Colorist: Color Manipulation For WebHeads
Language: Ruby On Rails

“…I decided to write a new library for dead-simple manipulation of colors with an emphasis on ease-of-use and being useful for web developers.”

CSS Colors: Take Control Using PHP
Language: PHP

“While many web sites use powerful programming environments to create HTML, these same tools are usually ignored when it comes to creating Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This article describes how to take control of your colors in CSS using PHP.

Language: PHP

“ColorChip is a class for working with color in a more convenient manner than the basic RGB and Hexadecimal triplets often encountered in programming, especially web-oriented programming.

Color extract
Language: PHP

Extracts the most common colors used in images

color blindness library
Language: Javascript

This function allows you to simulate common and uncommon color blindness.

color conversion library
Language: Javascript

Convert from HEX, RGB, HSV, CMYK, XYZ, Lab color spaces and then back again.

color matrix library
Language: Javascript

With this library you can apply ColorMatrix’s on colors in pure Javascript.

One Response to “Color for Developers”

  1. is a neat resource/blog/community revolving around color and color palettes.

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