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RGB Converter 3.0

Posted on December 11, 2010 at 22:24 UTC, filed under the category RGB Converter. Tags: mac os x,

It’s been more than two years since the Dashboard widget RGB Converter received an update. This widget, which was first released in 2005, has been downloaded more than 12,000 times! The system WebKit update that occurred with Safari 5.0 introduced a layout bug.

I had been wanting to redesign the widget with the new “wheel” appearance for a while, but doing so with just HTML and CSS seemed very difficult. The primary issue is drawing the slices of the circle, which I don’t think is possible with CSS. With version 3.0, the widget is drawn primarily using the HTML5 <canvas> tag, which made this possible:

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Find out more on the product page. I hope you enjoy this update!

P.S. The source code is now also available through a public git repository.


Comment by mmyeah on 2010-12-11 17:55:30 +0000

Please support triplets for grey values (eg. 777) kthxbai.

Comment by Robert on 2010-12-11 17:56:44 +0000

If you type 777 into the HEX field, it will create the gray value 777777.