Palette For Mac

A menu bar based colour contrast analyser

#3 Product of the DayDecember 10, 2016

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Sean Geraghty
Maker
@se4nn · Product Designer
Hey guys, So over the last week I've been learning how to build an Electron app and Palette is my first stab at a real product. Palette is a simple colour (color 😉 ) contrast analyser (z?) for Mac allowing you to check your RGB, #HEX or CSS named colours right from your Mac's menubar. Let me know what you think and as always, if there are any bugs let me know :) Ohh and of course, there's a steady stream of emoji's in there (just for Ryan)
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Partner https://theupstarters.co/
@se4nn you were right first time... its colour 😉
Luke Jones@lukejones · Design & Research
Great work Sean, this is ace!!!
Sean Geraghty
Maker
@se4nn · Product Designer
@lukejones Thanks man, much appreciated.
Evgeniy Altynpara@ealtynpara · CEO Cleveroad Inc.
Hi guys, will it work on MacOS 10.10?
Sean Geraghty
Maker
@se4nn · Product Designer
@ealtynpara it should do yes, I haven't tested it but it should work back to 10.9 😊
Preda Pif@ijan · Product Designer
@ealtynpara it doesn't works on 10.12
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
Good design. Would be helpful to know what the big number is (i.e. what units? what is it out of? etc.). Also, would be cool if it made suggestions to increase contrast.
Sean Geraghty
Maker
@se4nn · Product Designer
@joshuapinter Great idea about the colour suggestions, not sure how best to implement but I'll take a look. In terms of the bigger number, it's to do with the relative luminance of the foreground colour to the background colour. Take a look at a little more detail here: http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WC...
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@se4nn Not sure either, but a simple "Increase contrast" or something that would use some smarts to diverge the colours in such a way to increase the contrast would be cool. Thanks for the detail on the relative luminance value. Would be good to highlight that number a bit more. No joke, I almost lost it in the UI as I was only looking at the button generated and not at the big number at the top. :thumbs-up:
Sean Geraghty
Maker
@se4nn · Product Designer
@joshuapinter Cool I will look into that for v2 alongside a nice colour picker ;) I'll be sure to post it here when I get round to it and let you know too :) Yeah an increase contrast button would be cool, I'll look into the logistics of it :)
Preda Pif@ijan · Product Designer
It doesn't open on Siera :(
Sean Geraghty
Maker
@se4nn · Product Designer
@ijan I'm on Sierra and it does on my machine, plus a few friends who have personally tested it for me, do you get any specific bugs?
Preda Pif@ijan · Product Designer
@se4nn nothing appears after I hit the open from the dialog modal. But after checking the Activity Monitor noticed that it runs in bg. Weird. I will do a system restart.
Sean Geraghty
Maker
@se4nn · Product Designer
@ijan Check your menu bar, as it should be running in there :)
Preda Pif@ijan · Product Designer
@se4nn After restart it appears on the menu bar. Thanks a lot.
Sean Geraghty
Maker
@se4nn · Product Designer
@ijan No problem at all and sorry it didn't work out the box for you :)