This handy add-on for the Firefox browser enthusiast adds an array of color-matching and color-picking tools to your Firefox status bar. ColorZilla's eyedropper icon leads to a menu of many options, including finding the code of a selected Web page color, creating a custom palette, and zooming in on a page. Or you can just click on the screen anywhere to find the Hex value of a color. One drawback: the program promises to measure distances between items on a Web page, but our testers had difficulty implementing that feature. Web designers and any user looking for an easy zoom or quick color picker will love this freeware add-on to Firefox.
ColorZilla is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and the Mozilla Suite. It assists web developers and graphic designers with color related tasks - both basic and advanced. With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program. You can zoom the page you are viewing and measure distances between any two points on the page. The built-in palette browser allows choosing colors from pre-defined color sets and saving the most used colors in custom palettes. DOM spying features allow getting various information about DOM elements quickly and easily.
This is a really excellent tool for webmasters and webmistresses. You can find the hexidecimal and RGB value of any color on your browser. You also can copy that information into your clipboard with one click of the mouse.
In addition, ColorZilla allows you to zoom up to 1000%, see the any element's x and y value, and even its css class!
This extension is so amazing, I still can't believe I got on without it. Perfect for those that like to code layouts, or pretty much anyone who is anyone can benefit from it.
REALLLLY minor thing, but the measure tool could be more comprehensible. I went on ColorZilla's official site to find out how to use it. Still, can't complain!
I agree. For the general public, like me, none of the apps listed in my email today even sounded half way interesting. This one is too specialized for the general population. People who do websites, already have complete software they are using. So, I agree, this is not the type of app CNET should be reviewing.