Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Flash based Color Scheme Generator

Flash based Color Scheme Generator

I think , this is a must have , and must be used tool for every web developer . A Flash based Color Scheme Generator . I have been searching the wild for , color scheme generator , but found the web based ( javascript ) scheme generators , to be abnormal .

Though , they were doing their job , i find them , unusual and normal . Thus i landed this flash based Color Scheme Generator .

Features ,
  1. Generates Color schemes , for web pages using color codes
  2. Generates , using Hex Codes
  3. There is a very great feature , of a Random Color Scheme Generation . You might be delighted to find nice color schemes using this feature .

And , how can this tool stand , against the adobe's kuler ?? This tool is simple and elegant and does the specified job perfectly .

Choose schemes , have fun .

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Rani Revamped : The Making - Part 1

Its been really a long time , since any posts . So , i thought of writing down this series , Rani Revamped . I own the site , www.rani-mukharji.com , and i am currently in the process of revamping it , with a fresh new look .

Preferably , i would try to give it a Web 2.0 look , with nice big fonts , wet floors , and on the whole a rich Rani experience , to all of visitors of the site.
The site , actually gives out , everything related to Rani Mukherjee , the bollywood fame , from pictures , wallpapers , to her latest news and videos.

From , its initial launch , i have designed and redesigned the site once . The initial version was lame enough , and was black in color . The next version , which i redesigned was using Red as the base . It was refreshing with its bright look and was welcoming enough that my site's visit went up from an average of 10 daily to ,30,60, and 80 , when on writing this post.

So , again , after a long gap , i am thinking of giving the site , again a new look and feel . And this time , i have chosen Orange as my site's base , though my users have opted for green on my site's web poll .

And this whole post series , i have taken to describe the steps in building my new Rani theme , with Orange as my base .

Before we begin , the thing that actually brought me towards Orange , was that wordpress theme .

ScreenShot - Alternate 0 Wordpress theme

The theme was best suited for my needs because ,
  1. The typography with the fonts was really awesome
  2. The color combination was welcoming , with orange as background , and using black and white to display text
  3. It was using an optimal amount of line height to display text , really what i wanted .
  4. It had the navigation bar , on top , which i prefer to keep all important links in one place
  5. It was perfect for online news and post display .
So , since this theme , suffered from a strong orange light , i thought of putting the whole site , into an orange box .

So , my first and foremost work , after choosing my wordpress template was to make my very own rani mukherjee banner .

Since orange was my color , i had to imbibe , into my banner , the following namely ,
  1. The Name of site , in a bold typeface ,
  2. The major color as orange , to reach out with the template
  3. And most importantly a Photo or many , of our fame , Rani Mukherjee
  4. And other eye candy items , to improve the overall view of the banner
So , this is the end of episode 1 , where we have just discussed facts , and in the following post , we will look at the process , i used to create the simple , but nice banner with photoshop .

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Tiny Applications : For Your Cute Computer

Hey , fellas , found a new cool site , with lots of great links and stuffs . Man , i always suffer with a weird disease as long as i am with my system . Yeah , i always , like to have my system , as a clean lean kiddo with just the software it needs .
Not much and i hate bloated code , so every program that i install , i want it , to be the most efficient one . Efficiency , is with everything a program depends and works on . Size , CPU , power , tweak and hack capabilities , etc ..
Most , of my wandering activities , are concerned with and i do search for small and efficient applications that can get my job done .
More or Less , this actually , goes one on one with the UNIX philosophy , "Each of the unix tools in the box , does only one job but the one job they do well " .
So , i try to go for such applications , for my system . Appearance , is only the next thing i look into an application .
So , during my quest , i found this site very interesting and informative , and the author sure deserves a great credit .

TinyApps - www.tinyapps.org , is a site , that bookmarks the smallest applications over the internet along with answering all the categories concerned with the programs , namely internet , files , system etc..

Be sure , to have a look this site , when you have time , and i am sure , you would love this site .