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0to255

Colors of the Rainbow


Tiny
Published 06/29/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

0to255 is a simple web app that designers (or anyone for that matter) can use to discover variations of any color. They could also use it for color inspiration by clicking on the "Random Color" feature. This app is great for designers creating hovers, borders, gradients and other digital elements. Users of the app can input a color and then go lighter or darker based on their preference. Seeing that designers could need to manipulate a color several times in an hour, the app was created to help make those person's lives easier. The app also provides users the hex code for their color which is faster than having to open Photoshop and more accurate than just guessing what the color is. The colors displayed on 0to255 are also optimized for web design, so it's a fun, simple and time-saving app.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

0to25 was designed and developed by Shaun Chapman, a web designer. He used to work at COLOURlovers and before that at VaynerMedia. Today he supports 0to255 and he is building another site called WishSimple. 0to255 is supported by Shaun himself and kind donations that he receives from users of the app.

What are the differences to other apps?

0to255 is all about helping designers discover variations of their colors and easily accessing the hex codes of such colors so they can design with them. It's simplicity and ease of use help distinguish it from some of the other similar tools out there.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The site was fast and responsive and easy to use. It did what it says it would and there were no issues or bugs encountered during this trial.

How does the registration process work?

There is no need to register for 0to255, in fact there is no way to do so. Users are asked to share the app via their Twitter account, but other than that they can access the tool and start using it right from their homepage.

What does it cost to use the application?

0to255 is 100% free to use and open to anyone. Donations are well-received and appreciated.

Who would you recommend the application to?

0to255 could be a useful tool for web designers or graphic artists who work with digital media and colors often. It quickly provides them variations and the hex codes that they need to use the app. For all other kinds of people, it can simply be a distraction and a way to look at a ton of pretty colors.

  • Designers can get the "code name" for any color
  • Users can get a random color
  • Perfect for hovers, borders, gradients and more


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