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Free Color Tools & Resources

FREE Color Palette/Scheme Generators,
Tools & Resources for Designers

Adobe Color CC ~ Colour CC lets you try out, create and save various colour schemes, each of which consists of a set of five colours. You can also explore themes.

CheckMyColours ~ A tool for checking foreground and background color combinations of all DOM elements and determining if they provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits.

Color Hunter ~ Color Hunter is a place to find and make color palettes created from images.

TinEye Labs ~ We extracted the colors from 20 million Creative Commons images on Flickr to make the images searchable by color. Enjoy! MulticolorEngine is addictive and very likely the best color search engine in the world*!

HailPixel ~ Hover your mouse anywhere across the screen to nail down your chosen colour, scroll to set your saturation, and the site will give you that all-important hex code for your projects. is a free service that provides information about any color, including conversions to many color models (RGB, CMYK, & many more). Schemes (harmonies) can be found on each color page.

Designspiration is a resource to help you discover and share great design.

ColorExplorer is an online toolbox for working with color palettes

COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful articles. ~ Color scheme designer

COPASO is an advanced color palette tool that helps you create the perfect color palette. allows you to see the range of colours available within an image, and pick those that appeal to you to form the basis for a theme.

GrayBit is an online accessibility testing tool designed to convert a full-color web page into a grayscale rendition to help visually test the page’s perceived contrast. Experience color wearing shades of gray. ~ Discover colour palettes generated by its users, as well as patterns, gradients and images.

Colllor ~ Color Palette Generator – Create consistent color palettes.

Hex Color Tool ~ Dan’s Tools – Color Picking Tool

Color Equivilents Table ~ Keyword, Decimal RGB, Percentge RGB, HSL, Hex, and Short

Color Blender ~ Shows midpoint colors between two colors.

Pictaculous ~ A Color Palette Generator

Color Zilla ~ Color Picker, Eye Dropper, Gradient Generator

Color Chart ~ 256 colors – Wikimedia

Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator ~ A powerful Photoshop-like CSS gradient editor from ColorZilla.


Free Web Development Curriculums, Courses, & Training

FREE Web Design & Development Education
Client-Side (Front-End)/Server-Side (Back-End)/Full-Stack
Online Classes ~ Complete College Curriculums, Courses,
Training Resources, & Interactive Learning

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. Massachusetts Institute of Technology OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

MITx on edX Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Through MITx, the Institute furthers its commitment to improving education worldwide.

Introduction to Computer Science – CS50x is Harvard University’s introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience. An entry-level course taught by David J. Malan, CS50x teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. As of Fall 2015, the on-campus version of CS50x, CS50, was Harvard’s largest course.

This course is free; however, an optional verified certificate is $90.00. Students who earn a satisfactory score on 9 problem sets (i.e., programming assignments that are about 10 – 20 hours each) and a final project will receive a certificate from HarvardX. This is a self-paced course–you may take CS50x on your own schedule.

Codecademy ~ Learn to Code Interactively ~ HTML & CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Python and Ruby

Khan Academy ~ JavaScript, Processing JS, HTML, CSS, SQL… ~ Computer Science & Coding ~ All Ages & Skill Levels

Harvard University ~ Extensive Programming in C, PHP, & JavaScript

The Odin Project ~ Courses: Web Development, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, HTML5 & CSS3, Javascript & jQuery, & Getting Hired as a Web Developer

LCodeTHW ~ Learn Code the Hard (and free) Way ~ Ruby, Python, C, & More

HTML Dog ~ Everything HTML, CSS, & Javascript

Code Avengers ~ Learn to Build Websites, Apps, & Games

MOOC List ~ Massive Open Online Courses ~ FREE Online Courses for Everyone ~ ALL Subjects

MDN ~ Mozilla Developer Network ~ Tools,Platforms and Resources for Developers

Google Developers ~ Tools, Platforms, and Resources for Developers

Google’s Women Techmakers program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.

edX ~ Online learning destination and MOOC provider ~ Over 90 Global Partners Including Harvard, MIT… ALL Subjects ~ Earn Verified Certificates

Learn Ruby with the EdgeCase Ruby Koans

Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers. Not all courses are free.

Try Python ~ Explore the Basics of Python

CodingCombat – The most engaging game for learning programming.

CodingBat ~ Java & Python

Udemy ~ More than 40,000 courses ~ Not all are free.

CoderDojo ~ The global network of free computer programming clubs for young people.

Scratch is a free project of the MIT Media Lab ~ young people can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations…

Google’s HTML5 Rocks ~ Open Source ~ Tutorials, resources and the latest HTML5 updates

aGupieWare ~ A Bachelor’s Level Computer Science Program Curriculum

GitHub – More than 500 free programming books that cover more than 80 different programming languages

Platzi – Livestreamed classes on programming, design, business and marketing. Learn from industry leaders.

Free Code Camp ~ HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Databases, DevTools, Node.js, Angular.js & Agile

openHPI ~ ICT, computer science and IT systems engineering – Earn Record of Achievement on course completion.

FutureLearn ~ Free online courses from top universities and specialist organizations.

Hobart & William Smith Colleges Free Textbook ~ Introduction to Programming Using Java, Seventh Edition

Microsoft Virtual Academy Web Development Courses

Saylor Academy’s mission is to open education to all. Earn up to a full year of tuition-free credit transferable to leading partner colleges and universities.

Open Education Consortium ~ The Global Network for Open Education ~ educational institutions, individuals and organizations ~ ALL subjects.

Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 6 API Specification

Academic Earth Free Online Lectures and Courses for Computer Science

Berkeley University of California free courses through Spring 2015. Free Berkeley courses posted after Spring 2015 can be found on

Utah State University Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences Web development tutorials, examples, exercises, quizzes, reference, and more

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
~ A Project funded by MHRD, Govt. of India

is a free, online e-learning library for computer programming. You can quickly learn how to use many popular programming languages through both text and video tutorials.

~ A global online learning community that is eight million strong and offers over 750 free courses from the world’s top publishers at both the certificate and diploma level.



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