"Beautiful work - but for the money I'd want a different balance of features."
Version: ColorImpact 3
The colour principles are nicely presented. A nice, clean look. There are plenty of ways to play with the colour schemes. Thought has been put into the questions of export and import of colour schemes. Once you hit Help, you can find a tutorial for people with web design requirements.
There are some minor spelling and grammar errors which shouldn't be a major concern. This program puts colour theory in the centre and attends to web design as one application of this. For my $60, I'd want a package that educates and assists me with *all* I need to know about both colour and other aspects of design (or at least addresses all areas). But there's more to do on colour, too. Try taking the palette from the Fashion Test Patten and assigning its colours naively to the "Web Page 1" one. Does it satisfy? Maybe, maybe not. I need more theory. Why wasn't the same default colour scheme used for both? Also, as indeed the tutorial notes, there are plenty of extra colours required on a web page: "background color, hyperlink colors, body text color, title colors ". To assist the web programmer, there should be default assignments or principles to help us choose: how should a visited hyperlink versus a fresh hyperlink look - and how should they each relate to the background colour? The test pattern should at least provide these extra elements for testing. But I'd hope for direct advice on these aspects - the applied theory - as part of the package, too.
By all means download, though: there's been a huge amount of work done on the precise area of the tool's focus.
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