Huebee: 1-click color picker

28 Nov 2016 · by David DeSandro

Huebee color picker

I've made a new thing! Huebee is a one-click color picker. It displays a limited set of colors so users view all colors at a glance, make clear decisions, and select a color with a single click.

I made Huebee while I was working on Logo Pizza. I added a feature so you can choose your own custom colors for a logo. Looking at other color pickers, I couldn't find what I wanted.

Most color pickers are computer-centric. They are designed to display and select from every possible color available, nearly 17 million. But as a human, you only need a good selection: maybe 6 hues, with several shades, plus a couple grays.

That's what Huebee does — show a limited set of colors so its easier to make sense of them.

Huebee is Metafizzy's 4th commercial library. The other libraries, Isotope, Flickity, and Packery, are all big, full-featured projects. Supporting them is a lot of work. Huebee mixes that up. Huebee is small and purpose-built — a welcome entry in the Metafizzy product line-up.

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