A nice standalone tool for picking colours out of photos, and generating a colour palette from the same photo.
In some situations, a date picker is overkill:
I have relied on plain text inputs as date fields with custom validation for the site, typically using the same logic on the client and the server. For known dates — birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, etc — it has tested well.
I quite like this date-picking interface. It would be nice if browsers picked it up for
Vitaly’s been bitten with date-picker fever. Here’s his deep, deep, deep dive into one interface element.
A very nice colour picker from the brilliant Dmitry Baranovskiy.
A Flash interface that allows you to interact with lingerie models when shopping for knickers. I point this out purely for reasons of interaction research, of course.