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    Silver Lounger
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    Design: Stylesheet Colors

    Greetings fellow web-coders!

    I'm always on the prowl for good color schemes to use for my sites as stylesheets. A good stylesheet can make your site 'Pop', while a bad stylesheet will make it 'Fizzle'. Stylesheets greatly simplify things for you, the designer! I personally build each stylesheet myself, constructing it to meet the needs of the client. Since i'm hunting now for some good color palettes, I thought i'd post my findings here, in the hopes that it might also benefit some of you!

    Sample Color Palette:
    http://www.storyboardproductions.com/color...or-samples.html

    Amazing Color Resources:
    http://www.varian.net/dreamview/dreamcolor/
    http://www.gliddenpaint.com that's right folks, a paint site!

    There are hundereds of others, literally. One of the tricks I use is to find a painting that inspires me, or an object. (even your mouse could make for an interesting palette.) Use the highlights, shadows, and surrounding areas to define a stylesheet that's right for you! If you truely have an eye for design, finding inspiring palettes won't be hard. I've been known to browse Google from time to time, searching for a good picture, and drawing hues from the individual pixels within. All that's left is to build the thing in Topstyle, (much easier typed than done) and Voila!

    I hope this helps, and Happy Coding!
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    Uranium Lounger
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    Re: Design: Stylesheet Colors

    I'm going to issue a hearty recommendation for TopStyle Pro....available at http://www.bradsoft.com/. TopStyle allows page previews, and recommends color selections (although color is a matter of personal preference). It also has a blue million nice little features that make it perfect for the novice or the seasoned professional. I've never used a tool quite like it for designing style sheets.

    Thanks for sharing Kel!
    -Mark

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