I rewrote the color chooser gadget in actionscript/flex and added new features that allow users to more easily find the colors they want. Now instead of just having sliders for RGB, you can point to the color you want or use the HSV and RGB sliders.
I added a few new features to the Color Chooser gadget.
- You can now save 8 colors by clicking on the color preview box.
- Clicking on the saved colors, reloads the RGB and hex values of the colors.
- You can now rename the gadget. This would be useful if you added the gadget to your page more than once and wanted to label them to tell them apart when they are minimized.
I decided to create this Color Chooser gadget a couple days ago after updating the Tree Frog Google gadget. That update allows users to enter custom hex colors to color the parts of the tree frog. With the Color Chooser gadget, you can find just the color you are looking for by adjusting the red, green, and blue values with the slider controls or by entering numbers from 0-255 in the text boxes. When you see a color you like, copy the hex value from the HTML Notation text box and paste it into the Custom Color text boxes of the Tree Frog gadget or wherever else you may want to use it.