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ColorWerx.NET Site Launch - 02/11/2015


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I've launched my new ColorWerx.NET (note the new extension as well) site today...please take a look and let me know what everyone thinks.

There is a LOT more content coming however; I wanted to at the very least get all of the regenerated Pro Team Colors and College Colors & Nicknames swatch images up before unveiling the new design. I'll be bringing over most of the sRGB-optimization projects from the blogspot.com site, as well as a number of the old projects and experiments from my old SSUR/ColorWerx site.

I would appreciate any and all feedback; positive and negative.

http://www.colorwerx.net

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Site's looking really good, and I absolutely love the integration of the swatches into the page so we can arrow between years and teams!

One thing I noticed is that the social buttons are stretched on some of the pages but not others --

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Site's looking really good, and I absolutely love the integration of the swatches into the page so we can arrow between years and teams!

One thing I noticed is that the social buttons are stretched on some of the pages but not others --

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Hmmm...I'll look into that. Thanks.

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I formally tell you ColorWerx....... THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That may have been too much...............nope!

You're welcome. Thanks.

Are any of you seeing the stretched out social buttons JimmyN64 reported? I'm not seeing those myself; not sure if it's with the plugin, or a browser issue.

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I just tested the site using Safari, Firefox and Chrome on OS X, and IE, Firefox and Chrome on Win7. I'm not seeing it.

(I use a 27" 2013 iMac running Yosemite and Parallels running Windows 7 for those who care.)

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I'm seeing them stretched/squished as well on MacOS Chrome (retina display). Looks like there's some javascript-based resizing going on, based on comparing the HTML source and the DOM.

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I'm seeing them stretched/squished as well on MacOS Chrome (retina display). Looks like there's some javascript-based resizing going on, based on comparing the HTML source and the DOM.

OK...will look into it some more. Thanks.

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sweet, I'll be using this from now on. So far have had no issues, navigation is simple wysiwyg. A few things I love so far is that when the colour pallet appears, you don't have to hit "x" to close, I also love that you can scroll through the eras/teams when in that box.

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I've launched my new ColorWerx.NET (note the new extension as well) site today...please take a look and let me know what everyone thinks.

There is a LOT more content coming however; I wanted to at the very least get all of the regenerated Pro Team Colors and College Colors & Nicknames swatch images up before unveiling the new design. I'll be bringing over most of the sRGB-optimization projects from the blogspot.com site, as well as a number of the old projects and experiments from my old SSUR/ColorWerx site.

I would appreciate any and all feedback; positive and negative.

http://www.colorwerx.net

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:-P :-P just messing with ya man. Congratulations!

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Good job, but you can't rely on media guides for the color samples. For instance, the colors of the Cowboys' "metallic blue" pants changed dramatically from 1964 to the 1980s (some years bluer, some years grayer, some years greener), yet you use the same color swatch for all of those years. Gotta use your eyes, not media guides.

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Good job, but you can't rely on media guides for the color samples. For instance, the colors of the Cowboys' "metallic blue" pants changed dramatically from 1964 to the 1980s (some years bluer, some years grayer, some years greener), yet you use the same color swatch for all of those years. Gotta use your eyes, not media guides.

Media guides? That's actually very insulting.

I've used actual physical style guide sheets - as I've explained MANY times on this board, the NFL used custom color chips (until 1980 or so) to be used as a base line for color matching. I used a color spectrometer to estimate the closest Pantone color to the sheets I have...you have to remember - there weren't a lot of standards for color reproduction back then in regards to fabrics, thread and tackle twill.

And - if you're relying on '60s, '70s and '80s color photography as evidence, then I would argue that one cannot be certain what the intended color actually was.

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Well here's the thing: I'm a Dallas fan and you're not. I have hundreds of color photos snapped in all types of lighting, not to mention photos taken of vintage pants that have been auctioned off through the years, and if you think the pants were the same color in 1973 and 1978, you're out of your mind. It is the height of laziness to suggest that this ilu.jpg?noCache=1423782206 was how the pants looked for two + decades. I understand that it takes a lot of work/research to painstakenly document the correct colors year by year, but it has to be done if you care about accuracy and credibilty. If the Gridiron Uniform Database Project can get it right, so can you.

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Well here's the thing: I'm a Dallas fan and you're not. I have hundreds of color photos snapped in all types of lighting, not to mention photos taken of vintage pants that have been auctioned off through the years, and if you think the pants were the same color in 1973 and 1978, you're out of your mind. It is the height of laziness to suggest that this ilu.jpg?noCache=1423782206 was how the pants looked for two + decades. I understand that it takes a lot of work/research to painstakenly document the correct colors year by year, but it has to be done if you care about accuracy and credibilty. If the Gridiron Uniform Database Project can get it right, so can you.

I'm using PRINT colors to provide for the estimates - as I said, teams used these color standards for matching - I'm fairly confident that the Metallic Blue pants had to have been a real pain in the butt for the uniform manufacturers to match correctly. Did the helmet color change as well, or are we only talking about the pants? My argument is that the PRINT STANDARD MAY HAVE BEEN THE SAME. Sure - there were probably a number of color shifts, dye lot changes, etc. during that era, but until the '80s rolled around and the league started providing Pantone values (the Silver-Blue was still a custom ink mix until 1990), it's difficult to know exactly what was intended. Textile colors are a whole other ball of wax when it comes to color matching. Teams these use one set for print, and others for fabrics, thread, twill, paint, etc.

My issue here isn't that you've called me out on ONE Pantone estimate out of 93,656 professional color records and 39,951 collegiate color records, it's that you're inferring that I'm somehow lazy in my approach.

The Gridiron Uniform Database Project is a great site; in fact, they've credited me for years as a color source, and I periodically update my estimates based on their extensive research. But - they are focused on professional football exclusively. Just as you seem to be primarily focused on the Cowboys. I don't see them also painstakingly doing this for hockey, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, colleges, etc., as I have been doing. I really don't have a problem with being questioned on NFL color estimates - prior to 1980, ALL of them are going to be estimates anyway.

Instead of getting heated about this (I'm trying to remain calm here), let's have a real discussion about what SHOULD be estimated for the Cowboys during that era. Contrary to what you might think; I actually HAVE spent a lot of time trying to figure them out, but came up with that Pantone estimate (it's PANTONE 8200 C FWIW) after taking a couple different logosheets from the '70s and matching them to the closest metallic. To be fair, that color looks a LOT different in a Pantone swatch book than it does in RGB.

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