Two weeks - status

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It's now been just two weeks since ColorExplorer was officially launched. So what's the status?

I must say I'm very happy and impressed with the steadily increasing traffic and user profiles being registered, users submitting very positive feedback, and people starting to blog about the site.

Also, today I issued the very first "feature update" adding the ability to rename your saved palettes and also to clear all colors in the current palette (no idea how that one missed the initial release?! - but thanks to Suzanne Steel of Hot Steel Design for pointing that one out :-)

Mini-notebook support

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Ultra mobile PCs (UMPCs) or "netbooks" are just the major buzz around here at the moment with numerous players in the market, of course starting with Asus launching their EEE PC. Similar small form factor models are now also available from HP, Dell, MSI, Acer, and others.

Of course, I couldn't resist ... so I went for the Acer Aspire One, in my eyes providing the best "bang for the buck" with its very nice keyboard, Windows XP, 120 GB hard drive, and great looks.

So how has this anything to do with ColorExplorer? Well, all the current 9-10" models come with 1024 x 600 displays. So the question was; does ColorExplorer fit? It certainly does! The UI was designed to use maximum screen space available but fits nicely on a 1024 pixel wide display. The 600 pixel display height does make you scroll vertically in some of the tools, but I think you will become acustomed to that with such relative small screen space anyway.

Live at last!

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So, this is finally the day to launch ColorExplorer!

Today at 15:00 CET (3:00 PM) finally made it to public release. I'm so happy to now have the site online, after more than 2 years of development.

Certainly, there is still more features and functions to be added in the future, but all-in-all I'm very satisfied with the current view and feel of the site. I find it clean and easy to use, no matter what your mission is; getting color palettes from images, converting various color systems, building palettes using the neat Color Matching features, or simply just playing around to find sweet color schemes.

So please go ahead and explore - your feedback and comments are welcomed and appreciated here on the blog.

I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my work - at least just a fraction of how much I enjoyed making the site!

What's this all about?

Everything to know about the progress of, a new and innovative web toolbox for working with color palettes. ColorExplorer is being developed by Kim Jensen of, an Århus-based independent web innovation agency.

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Århus, Denmark
Passionate web developer and new-media explorer