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How the Web Became Unreadable

Kevin writes a plea on Ev’s blog for better contrast in web typography:

When you build a site and ignore what happens afterwards — when the values entered in code are translated into brightness and contrast depending on the settings of a physical screen — you’re avoiding the experience that you create. And when you design in perfect settings, with big, contrast-rich monitors, you blind yourself to users. To arbitrarily throw away contrast based on a fashion that “looks good on my perfect screen in my perfectly lit office” is abdicating designers’ responsibilities to the very people for whom they are designing.

Chromelens

A handy Chrome extension to simulate different kinds of visual impairment.

Color Safe - accessible web color combinations

A nice tool for choosing colour palettes that look good and are also accessible.

LOL Colors - Curated color palette inspiration

Here, have some colour palettes.

What colour is it?

This is quite beautiful in its simplicity: the hexadecimal colour value of the current time.

Swatch you doing?

A cute and fun way to put together a colour palette.

Flickr: ugordan’s Photostream

Gorgeous colour-processed images from NASA probes. I could stare at the fountains of Enceladus all day.

We are Colorblind

A really nice site dedicated entirely to making the web a better place for the colourblind.

Style Tiles

Samantha put together this handy one-page site to explain Style Tiles as part of her South by Southwest presentation.

Lexadecimal

Hexadecimal colours and their corresponding dictionary definitions. Cute.

Dribbble - My Secret for Color Schemes by Erica Schoonmaker

A very useful tip for creating cohesive colour palettes.

0to255

A cute little tool to help refine colour palettes.

Evening edition - Bobulate

A lovely idea, nicely implemented: time-conditional CSS.

Pictaculous - A Color Palette Generator (courtesy of MailChimp)

A handy tool for generating colour palettes from images.

Color Survey Results « xkcd

The wonderfully detailed analysis of a colour questionnaire.

Color Picker — Raphaël

A very nice colour picker from the brilliant Dmitry Baranovskiy.

Digital Podge 2009 - Measurable Fun | 17th December 2009

This is a gorgeous-looking website. I have no idea what it's about.

We are Colorblind » Patterns for the Color Blind

A pattern library that considers colour blindness.

Extract colors from photos and make color schemes | ColorSuckr

A very handy tool for extracting colour schemes from photographs.

The New York Review of Ideas

The colour scheme is a little odd (though I expect this will change from month to month) but the typography is tasteful and the content is king.