I’ve just finished up and have pushed into Public Alpha™ my new online experiment for the fortnight (I’m trying to catchup on my procrastination backlog).
What’s it all about? Well it’s an online personal color of the day picker and logger. That’s it. I know, Jim doesn’t get it either. Basically I thought it would be interesting, if you were only able to pick one color a day, your “color of the day” and those were logged and shown in daily context with every other color that was picked, it might make for some interesting patterns.
Colors that people pick, could be influenced by so many things, how they feel, what’s the weather like, what other colors they’ve encountered that day, what other people have picked.
If you had a thousand people picking colors and showed them as a row (sized by the number of times each was chosen) would you get patterns related to the weather? to the news? to the day of the week? the time of the year?
Who knows, but maybe this will show something, if nothing else, it’ll be interesting to see how your color palette and choices change over time, who else is picking colors you like, etc.
So the “rules” are easy. Pick 1 color per day. It can be any hex value, so there are a mere 16,777,216 possible choices.
Currently you can only add and view your colors on the site, but I’m in the process of making a very basic API available, some basic JS embed gadgets (show the last 7 days of your color picks on your blog for example), a dashboard widget, and some other interesting ideas. I’ll update as and when more features get pushed live.
If you happen across any issues, or you have a question, just pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do the best I can to help or solve the issue.