Jeffrey Hayes Anderson

NAME

Color::Spectrum - Generate spectrums of web colors

SYNOPSIS

     # Procedural interface:
     use Color::Spectrum qw(generate);
     my @color = generate(10,'#000000','#FFFFFF');
    
     # OO interface:
     use Color::Spectrum;
     my $spectrum = Color::Spectrum->new();
     my @color = $spectrum->generate(10,'#000000','#FFFFFF');

DESCRIPTION

From the author, Mark Mills: "This is a rewrite of a script I wrote [around 1999] to make spectrums of colors for web page table tags. It uses a real simple geometric conversion that gets the job done.

It can shade from dark to light, from saturated to dull, and around the spectrum all at the same time. It can go thru the spectrum in either direction."

METHODS

generate

This method returns a list of size $elements which contains web colors starting from $start_color and ranging to $end_color.

     # Procedural interface:
     @list = generate($elements,$start_color,$end_color);
    
     # OO interface:
     @list = $spectrum->generate($elements,$start_color,$end_color);

About Muliple Color Spectrums

Just call generate() more than once. If you want expand from one color to the next, and then back to the original color then simply reuse the returned array (minus the last element if you don't want the repeated color):

     my @color = $spectrum->generate(4,'#000000','#FFFFFF');
    
     print for @color, (reverse @color)[1..$#color];

If you want to expand from one color to the next, and then to yet another color, simply stack calls to generate() and take care to remove the repeated color each time:

     my @color = (
        $spectrum->generate(13,'#FF0000','#00FF00'),
        ($spectrum->generate(13,'#00FF00','#0000FF'))[1..12],
     );

SEE ALSO

Color::Spectrum::Multi - If you do not feel comfortable working with array slices, then you can instead use this subclass to generate your multi colored spectrums.

BUGS

If you have found a bug, typo, etc. please visit Best Practical Solution's CPAN bug tracker at http://rt.cpan.org:

http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Color-Spectrum

or send mail to bug-Color-Spectrum@rt.cpan.org

AUTHOR

Mark Mills

MAINTAINANCE

This package is maintained by Jeffrey Hayes Anderson

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2009 Mark Mills.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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