A small change to the Code Generator: it now has a new Dreamweaver like color picker. This little jQuery plugin was developed by me (and it’s my very first jQuery plugin too!). It’s very light… only 5 KB minified.
The plugin is based on a Dreamweaver like color picker library I found a few years ago… around 2008-2010, and which was originally developed by Michael Mifsud. For a while I was looking for a jQuery plugin that would generate a similar color picker, but couldn’t find any, so I decided to roll up my sleeves and develop my own. Et voilà.
Like with the previous color pickers used in the Generator, you can enter your own HEX code to match the colors of your blog/website:
Or select your preferred colors from the browser safe palette:
If you enter your own HEX code, you can set your color by just pressing [Enter], and the color picker will automatically close.
I really liked the color picker I originally used, but the way you would attach it to the text field elements was a bit “bulky” which would increase the web application footprint a little more than I wanted; that’s why I started looking for jQuery alternatives… those I used until now were nice, but I really wanted a Dreamweaver like color picker but written using the jQuery framework. Again, like I said before, since there was none, I wrote one myself and, well, I’ve implemented it on my Generator.
Even though I tested it as thoroughly as possible, my plugin is still in version 0.2.0, so if you find any bugs, feel free to let me know.