What is 0to255.com ?
Basically, 0to255.com is a simple tool that was developed by Shaun Chapman to help web designers find lighter and darker shades based on any colour.
Is this essential?
Colours need to work together. Lightening and darkening of borders, hover colours, backgrounds, etc, is essential for the design to work successfully.
Each of the colours we use has a hex code which looks something like this….c90ff0.
However you can’t always easily gain access to this code.
Now, if you have ever worked with colours on a Word Document, for instance, you will know that you get a selection to choose from which are pretty standard colours on most sites.
You also get the chance to alter the colour even further and will most likely be presented with a colour wheel.
Or like this..
Finding the exact colour on that is a pain at times, especially if you want to use the same shade again at a later time. And, you are not always given the code.
If you use programs like Canva for your designs, they actually show you the code for each colour on selection.
It is important to save these codes for later use as trying to find them again can be a pain, as well as being time-consuming.
0to255.com is Cool
This terrific little program – 0to255.com – is the answer. You can simply pick the color that you want to start with and the program provides a range of shades from which to choose. Just click on the shade you prefer and it will be saved to your clipboard.
It is a cool tool, and if you use ClipMagic, you can save heaps of time by clicking on all the shades you would like and they will be saved for future use. You could even paste them later onto a document like this…
Then you will have them for easy access for future use.
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I would also welcome your comments as to how you feel you may use 0to255.com