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Color is a Ruby library to provide basic RGB, CMYK, HSL, and other colourspace manipulation support to applications that require it. It also provides 152 named RGB colours (184 with spelling variations) that are commonly supported in HTML, SVG, and X11 applications. A technique for generating monochromatic contrasting palettes is also included.

The Color library performs purely mathematical manipulation of the colours based on colour theory without reference to colour profiles (such as sRGB or Adobe RGB). For most purposes, when working with RGB and HSL colour spaces, this won't matter. Absolute colour spaces (like CIE L*a*b* and XYZ) and cannot be reliably converted to relative colour spaces (like RGB) without colour profiles.

Color version 1.7.1 adds Color::RGB::RebeccaPurple for the colour #663399 in honour of Rebecca Meyer, the daughter of Eric Meyer, who passed away on the 7th of June, 2014. Her favourite colour was purple. rebeccapurple

Barring bugs introduced in this release, this is the last version of color that supports Ruby 1.8, so make sure that your gem specification is set properly (to ~> 1.6) if that matters for your application.

History

Color is the result of a project merge between color.rb 0.1.0 by Matt Lyon and color-tools 1.3 by Austin Ziegler. Please see History.txt for details on the changes this merge brings.

Color::Palette::MonoContrast was developed based on techniques described by Andy “Malarkey” Clarke, implemented in JavaScript by Steve G. Chipman at SlayerOffice and by Patrick Fitzgerald of BarelyFitz in PHP.

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www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/creating_colour_palettes.html

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slayeroffice.com/tools/color_palette/

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www.barelyfitz.com/projects/csscolor/

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