January 07, 2020
Today in package discoveries:1 gray-percentage.
It’s a small utility written by Kyle Matthews (creator of Gatsby) that returns a hue of gray (with an optional mixin for a color).
Kyle used this in Typography.JS, a quick theming library, which is how I found it. However,
gray-percentage is more generally useful to find alternatives to black (#000) (https://ianstormtaylor.com/design-tip-never-use-black/).
Looking at the code, it also reminded me of the complementary color generator I published last year. The goal of that package was to use color theory to create complementary colors for use in data visualization (somewhat similar to a site like coolors.co).
Thanks for reading! My name's Stephen Weiss. I live in Chicago with my wife, Kate, and dog, Finn.
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