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tools

Brand Colors

Ever wondered what colors a certain company uses for their brans? Apparently there is a web-based tool for everything. Consequently, there is BrandColors.

One of the “killer features” indeed is the fact, that you can view and copy the HEX color codes by simply clicking the colors.

Link: https://brandcolors.net/

Categories
quick tips

Animated Icons

As you might know, I subscribed The Noun Project as my ultimate source for icons. I use them for presentations, lectures and sometimes web sites. It’s a lifesaver for me.

Recently I received a newsletter which pointed me to a tutorial on how to create animated icons. It’s quite a good tutorial and if you are in the need to create animated icons this might be something for you. As I am not very gifted with these tools, I just leave it here in case I need it at a point later in time.

Link: https://blog.thenounproject.com/how-to-create-animated-gif-with-icons-a9eb757948b3

Categories
cool stuff

Pixel Art Palettes

When looking for a nice design the colour palette is one of things I usually fail epic.

Lospec is a website providing a pixel editor, pixel art tutorials and more important to me some hundreds of colour palettes based on a wide range of 8- and 16-bit games.

The Lospec Palette List is a database of palettes for pixel art. We include both palettes that originate from old hardware that could only display a few colors, as well as palettes created by pixel artists specifically for making art. All palettes can be downloaded and imported into your pixelling software of choice 

I like using these palettes when creating a logo (also I am not good in this discipline) and presentations when not bound to any corporate identity.

The palettes can be downloaded as png image or even as Adobe Photoshop, Paint.NET or GIMP file to be used in your favorite application.

Link: https://lospec.com/palette-list

Categories
visualization

Can’t Unsee – A Game about the Visual Details

In my recent lectures about interactive systems, I talked a lot about standards and guidelines for visual design. When I learned about Can’t Unsee,I had to share this with my students at once. It is a little game where you can learn quite a lot about the details of visual design.

It shows you two alternatives of designs differing only in a few or even one detail. The further your get, the harder the challenge becomes. While the differences are obvious in the beginning the details are getting harder to realize by time.

Can't Unsee Website

I can y recommend to play this little game, if yo want  increase your sensibility to the little details of visual design.

Link: https://cantunsee.space/