Theming – a useful utility for getting colours

So, more on the theming quest for knowledge – I was at a corporate site and they dumped this style guide on my desk and said "Follow That, sport" (actually, it was nothing like that, I’m just talking it up – it’s a great client). After laughing my ass off at the Branding Nazi’s (Marketing) choice of site colours, I thought – I could probably use one or 2 of these colours and come up with a nice theme. Maybe there is a tool on the web that’ll help me… – Enter your hex colour code and hit go, and it’ll pick colours that work together well (shades) and colours to use for "hover" and button effects (Tetradic and Split Complimentary were great for these).

Oh, I also use Paint.NET to create and manipulate images, buttons etc – this was an undergraduate program started at MS to supersede MS Paint, but it’s now a community tool. The best part are the plug-ins, but it’s simple enough to use without being an art major. You can grab it here.


About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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