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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.

RGB Converter 2.2 Released

Posted on November 28, 2007 at 18:23 UTC, filed under the category RGB Converter. Tags: leopard, RGB Converter,

I have just updated RGB Converter to version 2.2. There’s relatively few changes involved. The first is a long-standing request to remove the gradient highlight over the color swatch so that there isn’t confusion over the hue. Secondly, a small drawing issue occurred under Leopard would cause the green RGB triad field to be moved to the next line.