McFarland, David Sawyer
November 2005
Macworld;Nov2005, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p66
This article reports that the open-source revolution has produced plenty of powerful computer programs. It has also provided some of the fundamental-and free-tools that run the Web, including Apache and MySQL. While professional Web developers use such big-name open-source applications as Apache, they also freely sample from myriad smaller open-source projects-bulletin-board programs, blogging applications, content-management systems, and other tools available at sites like Source-Forge.net. Professional Web developers aren't the only ones who can benefit from software produced by the open-source movement. The Web is bursting with Mac resources that can help anyone who runs a Web site. Color Schemer Online provides a simple interface that lets you select a color and instantly see 15 other harmonious colors. Color Scheme Generator 2 takes a more scientific and complex approach; it includes tools for viewing monochromatic, contrasting, and analogic color schemes. If a photo is providing the inspiration, feed its URL to DeGraeve.com's Color Palette Generator.


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