Don't stop exploring

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Admitted, it's been quite some time since I have had a good opportunity to commit new features to the site.

As you probably know from your own life, time is not always as abundant as you might like. When you're a kid in school you think; "When I grow up and don't have to do my homework everyday, I'll have all this amazing spare time on my hands ...". Well, life will hit you right in the face :-)

That said, and even though family, friends, and my day-job require precious time, the creative spark is always lurking in the back of my head.

I get continuous (mostly) positive feedback on the ColorExplorer site and that really trigger my urge to work more on the site. To all of those, who have sent me ideas and suggestions throughout the years, I am truly grateful. I just love the fact that users all over the world use and like some work, that I basically did just for the fun of it. I love, that each day thousands of users visit my website and use it to their benefits - to make their work easier - in the end allowing them to have more time to explore the things they truly want.

At least that is my perception :-)

Now, that the colder and darker nights of autumn and winter approach, and the sunny outdoors and warm nights BBQ'ing won't allocate so much of my time, I strive to get back exploring the possibilities of ColorExplorer. My immediate plan is to fulfill as many of the feature request I have received from the user-base over time, but also to add in even more of my own innovative ideas.

The point here is; neither you or I should stop exploring ideas and concepts, "just" because other things take up your time. Find ways to get the tedious work done more efficient and fast - but do not compromise quality! - in the end, that will leave you time to explore the things you really want to.

Exploring is what bring out the joy of life itself!

Happy Holidays update!

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Happy Holidays to all you ColorExplorer users out there!

It's been quite a while in the making, but I am happy to announce that a complete UI rework has been launched today, last day of 2009.

The new design features a much cleaner and more coherent visual style and appearance; including new tabs, centered fixed-width layout, and a much nicer front page.

As per request, it is now also possible to import colors from text-files (e.g. CSS and HTML files). Additionally, you may export your color palettes as clean PNG image files without text-overlays.

A few other new tools are also just about to be released, so stay tuned! :-)

Updates in the making

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It's been a while since I had the time to do some development on ColorExplorer, but now seeing the summer pass by and autumn knocking on the door, I'm ready to kick some new life into the project.

First off, you will soon experience a design fresh-up as the current navigation layout is pretty locked up making it hard to add new features and keeping them accessible.

The primary GUI elements will remain but most things will be rearranged and pretty much get tightened up. I hope you'' like it :-) Stay tuned!

"Oh yeah, let's rip off!" WTF?

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First of all; Happy New Years to all readers and users of!

Due to some legal "set-backs" I have been forced to now remove both the PANTONE and NCS features. NCS required a paid license, which is just way too expensive at this stage :-(

Due to this set-back in features I chose to postpone the announced update as I am currently working on new "replacement" features. Stay tuned for update soon!

Nonetheless, ColorExplorer is seemingly popular, as some ass-hat over at Rent-A-Coder put out an offer to copy all features of my site. Jeez, wake up and do some creative thinking yourself, stupid!

Bye-bye ColorBlender

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Three and a half years after the launch of ColorBlender I have now sold the site and will now focus solely on the development of

With its easy-to-use color matching system, ColorBlender served me well, and served thousands of users well. Now, as you may know, the same feature set is still available at - among lots of other tools, of course.

Updates - what are YOU expecting?

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The initial response to ColorExplorer has been overwhelming and I am so happy to watch the usage stats increase by the day.

I am already working on a bunch of new features and modifications to the current tools and user interface. I'm planning on publishing this "version 1.1" update batch in the beginning of November.

However, while I like my own ideas, I would love to know what YOU would like to see on ColorExplorer in the future. If you have any ideas you would like to share, please do post a comment to this post or drop me an email.

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 :-)

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.

About Me

Århus, Denmark
Passionate web developer and new-media explorer