List of USB Flash Drives with Hardware Write Protection

A listing of the few remaining USB Flash/Thumb drives with write protection switches, with manufacturer links. These drives are useful when using computers of unknown safety/security. […]

Information Design and Graphics

While unrelated to most of the content of this site, I’d like to call your attention to David McCandless’ blog Information Is Beautiful (about graphics and data visualization) and in particular to a very nice piece on What Makes Good Information Design? – in particular the key dimensions of Interestingness, Integrity, Function and Form. […]

Obligatory Website Color Tools Post

An assortment of website color selection tools, including web-smart options. Web-smart color is a palette of 4096 colors that are likely to display well on almost all modern displays. It has largely supplanted the earlier “web-safe” colors, which were a set of 216 colors likely to display well on all displays running at 256 colors or higher.

This post will be revised as I go through my bookmarks and with future tools and may end up changed into a reference page. More useful items are likely to end up higher up within the content of this post, and suggestions are welcome in the comments.

Color Picker is a simple web application that lets you use web-safe or web-smart colors and see how they’ll look.

MoreCrayons Web-Smart Palette tools has both a color cube (view interior of cube by unchecking boxes to hide the “layers” of color on the blue/Z axis) and a slider tool that only operates in the web-safe color ranges.

Adobe has a very nifty color theme tool called Kuler.

Sharebrain has a nice collection of links to color resources.

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