Infographics and Searching in Color

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Color encyclopedia : Information and conversion.

ColorHexa.com is a free color tool providing information about any color. Just type any color values (view full list here) in the search field and ColorHexa will offer a detailed description and automatically convert it to its equivalent value in Hexadecimal, Binary, RGB, CMYK, HSL, HSV, CIE-Lab, Hunter-Lab, CIE-Luv, CIE-LCH, XYZ and xyY. ColorHexa will also generate matching color schemes such as complementary, split complementary, analogous, triadic, tetradic and monochromatic colors.

One thing that I really like about this site is that what ever color you search there is an “in action” section that gives you snippets of code for HTML and CSS For uses of the color you searched. 

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A New Way To Showcase Old Posts

As of October 18th WordPress.com has come out with two new themes.

These themes enable you to showcase some of your older but important blog posts that might have otherwise have gotten lost down the blogroll. These two themes display your important posts with style.

iTheme2

“iTheme2′s beautiful Apple-inspired design makes it the perfect theme for technology and Mac related blogs but it also has some really neat features – like a custom header image, custom background, alternate color schemes, and a really neat featured post carousel – that make it perfect for almost any blog.”

This theme is a free theme for those who have a blog with WordPress.com.

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Bold News

Bold News

“Bold News is a clean, well defined magazine theme design with a unique featured post slider to highlight noteworthy content. With 4 widgetized regions and the customization functionality of the theme options, this theme really paves the way in the magazine theme space.”

Bold News is a Premium WordPress.com theme that is available for you to buy and activate and personalize. This theme comes with some really extensive customization options with the “Woo Themes panel”.

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These themes are really great if you have some posts that you don’t wont to get lost in all the ongoing blog posts.

Innovative Designs

Two designs that inspired me and made me ask myself  “What am I doing to help and empower other people?” I hope they do the same for you.

 Element S Coat by Veronika Scott

Photo by Scott by Ruby Troyano

“Veronika Scott is one maker who has put her time and energy into making a difference in the community. Veronika spearheaded The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based humanitarian project which centers around the Element S Coat, a self-heated, waterproof garment that transforms into a sleeping bag at night. The coat is made by a group of homeless women who have been paid to learn and to produce the coats for those living on the streets. Veronika is one of the hundreds of makers who will be presenting at Maker Faire Detroit, taking place next weekend, July 30 and 31, at The Henry Ford in Dearborn.”

You can read the rest of the Make: article here
Here is a like to  The Empowerment Plan‘s blog

Dyslexie

For more information on this project Here is the link to the projects page.

and the Fast Company article here