Tip: Hex Colors

There’s lot of ways to represent colors. Crayons have names like Sea Green and Peach. I used these two colors since I'm color blind and they once got me in serious trouble when I was young. I and many with color blindness can't tell them apart easily. Knowing some other identifying system is critical in describing …

Swift Swift: Using UIColor in Swift Part 2: Making a Color Palette with HSB

[Updated to Swift 2.0/iOS9 SJL 9/18/15] In our last post we discussed the RGB color space which uses red green and blue to create color. It is a very popular color space to communicate and specify color since it uses a very easy numbering system to make up millions of colors. In Swift the key …

Swift Swift: Using Color and UIColor in Swift Part 1: RGB

[Updated to Swift 2.0/iOS9.0 9/18/15 SJL - errors corrected 11/20/15] I'm color blind, and that makes me a very good person to teach you about color and UIColor.  I've painted for many years and my color blindness does not detract but actually helps me pick colors.  These two examples, one a water-color of mine from …