Category: art

Design: yellow on white?

Design self-tutoring: the tutor wonders how close colors can be while still providing enough contrast. Happy Mothers Day Source: Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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Art, color: the first recorded color wheel?

Self-tutoring about color theory: the tutor mentions perhaps the first color wheel. Apparently, Isaac Newton devised a color wheel in 1666 – perhaps the first ever. It was based on red, green, and blue, from which he decided all colors

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Art, color: another side of beige

Self-tutoring about color: the tutor looks more closely at beige and a related color. The web version of beige is rgb(245,245,220) Beige background What if a similar formula is followed, but using less red while almost full green and blue?

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Art, web design: what is saturation?

Different perspectives on color lead to self-tutoring: the tutor shares ideas about saturation. Saturation is the opposite of gray. (See my post here about gray and grayscale.) Gray can also be written grey (see my post here). However, my sources

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Art, web design: gray and grayscale, part 0

Self-tutoring about color theory. The tutor mentions gray and grayscale. From the red, green, blue (aka rgb) point of view, gray is composed of equal inputs from each. There are many lightnesses of it. gray: rgb(n,n,n) Any flavor of gray

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Art, web design: colors: powder blue vs baby blue

Art self-tutoring: the tutor inquires about the difference between baby blue and powder blue. This background is baby blue, while this background is powder blue. Source: Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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Web design: analogous colors

Tutoring web design, color is a focus. The tutor mentions analogous colors. One point of view about color imagines a “color wheel”. The wheel is divided into thirds, one for each of the primary colors red, yellow, and blue. Between

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Art: what is hue?

Tutoring web design, you might encounter other color systems besides rgb. The tutor begins about hue. Hue exists on a scale from 0 to 360 degrees: 0 is red 120 is green 240 is blue Between those values are combinations

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Business: what do Carly Fiorina and Martha Stewart have in common?

Tutoring, you’re interested in education. The tutor brings up two business titans from the late ’90s/2000s: What were their first degrees? In their time, I followed both Carly Fiorina (CEO, Hewlett-Packard, 1999-2005) and Martha Stewart through the headlines. Both were

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The golden ratio w/ colors

The tutor further explores the golden ratio. In my previous posts here and here, I’ve discussed some aspects of the golden ratio. Trying to find other special facets of it, I’ve dreamed up color combinations that express the golden ratio

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