An alternative for the HTML5 color input element.
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useful.color.js: Colour Picker

An alternative for the HTML5 color input element.

Try the demo.

How to include the script

The stylesheet is best included in the header of the document.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="./css/useful-color.css"/>

This include can be added to the header or placed inline before the script is invoked.

<script src="./js/useful-color.js"></script>

To enable the use of HTML5 tags in Internet Explorer 8 and lower, include html5.js.

<!--[if lte IE 9]>
	<script src="//html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script>
<![endif]-->

How to start the script

This method allows CSS Rules to be used to apply the script to one or more nodes at the same time.

var colors = new useful.Color().init({
	// elements
	'elements' : document.querySelectorAll('input[type=color]'),
	// initial color
	'color' : '#FF0000',
	// on change event
	'onchange' : function () {}
});

elements : {DOM elements} - A collection of target elements.

color : {string} - A colour in hex format for the placeholder text.

support : {boolean} - A test to determine which browsers have native support for the color input element.

How to build the script

This project uses node.js from http://nodejs.org/

This project uses gulp.js from http://gulpjs.com/

The following commands are available for development:

  • npm install - Installs the prerequisites.
  • gulp import - Re-imports libraries from supporting projects to ./src/libs/ if available under the same folder tree.
  • gulp dev - Builds the project for development purposes.
  • gulp prod - Builds the project for deployment purposes.
  • gulp watch - Continuously recompiles updated files during development sessions.
  • gulp serve - Serves the project on a temporary web server at http://localhost:8000/ .

License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The latest version of this and other scripts by the same author can be found at http://www.woollymittens.nl/