Meditations on Colour: Or, How To Make The Most Of A Boring Treehouse Course

Over the last three months, I’ve been slowly, but steadily, going through the Web Development and Design tracks on https://teamtreehouse.com. The Design Fundamentals course is… well, it’s about the fundamentals. What’s a line? What is a shape? Things like that. Important stuff, no doubt, but not exactly engaging.

By the time I got to the section on colour, I was itching to make something. So to shake things up, I took a 2 hour break from the course, and threw together a mock website. The links on the navigation bar change the colour scheme of the whole page. It’s a quick way to see how the different schemes look and feel.

Maybe this might be something useful to toss on a prototype to show a client the same site in a few different colour schemes. Maybe it was just a fun exercise for me. Either way, it was fun, I got some quick and dirty practice in layout, styling, and jQuery, and I got to experiment with colour.

To help pick my colours, I used this handy tool from Sessions College. It might not be the best tool for the job, but it was on the first page of google results when I searched for “Colour theme picker”, and sometimes the right tool is the easiest tool!

https://www.sessions.edu/color-calculator/