While I can’t proclaim to have read through dozens of books about color, the few I have read, all mention different exercises you can do to practice working with color and develop a better eye for it.
As I’ve said on a few occasions, I don’t consider color one of my strengths as a designer…yet. It’s one of the reasons I set studying color as a goal for this year. On Monday I began sharing my new exploration of color and I mentioned working on a color tool to help me. I also said I would show it to you today.
If you can remember as far back as January, one of my goals for 2013 was to learn more about color and share some of what I learn with you. I’ve talked before about how I feel my skills working with color are lacking and I said at some point this year I would grab a few books about color with the hopes of changing that.
Being able to control the transparency of design elements is something we’ve been able to do with css for a few years. However, I often see questions from people, particularly in regards to the opacity property and how child elements inherit opacity from parent elements, which typically isn’t desired.