Very odd indeed. And not the good kind of odd. Just odd.
As I said: too minimal.
Now, if someone did have a web app that would choose nice colours that go well together according to clearly-defined, documented algorithm, I'd be very happy with that. As long as there was some text somewhere to explain what it did.
It's a shame really since it'd be relatively easy to fix. Off the top of my head you could change the text string for the default drop down to "Select a copy format". Moreover you could actually say "copied to clipboard" (or any suitable variations) when clicking on a colour / have some text on the page stating "Click on a colour to copy it to your clipboard".
"What is point?"
I do get your point. I have played around with the site and there's a part of it I still don't understand. :-/
When you click on a color it tells you that "It'll rock!". It's satire for Christ's sake.
TypeError: 'undefined' is not an object (evaluating 'this.htmlBridge.style')
I'm guessing this is because I don't have flash installed.
It's not made for the average person it's made for people who understand design and don't need explanation. It's a micro-web-app. Click on the colors to copy them to the clipboard. That's it.
Man, are you guys going to criticize him/her because they didn't have a call to action button? There's a time and place for those things, and a time and place for these micro-web-apps.
If you guys keep shitting all over people's side projects they're going to stop posting them here. The goal is constructive criticism.
If you post something you've done here, it's because you think you've created something others will find useful/interesting in some way. If it turns out that most people don't that just means you were wrong about how useful/interesting you expected it to be. You can do one of two things then, either try to fix/improve your effort and re-submit it later on to hopefully better result, or else abandon the idea and try to come up with something better. Either one is fine. What you can't expect is that people will heap praise on something they consider either boring, useless, or flawed in some way. The fact that people are taking the time to call out any perceived flaws is a service to the creator, its up to them to read others opinions, evaluate them, and decide how they want to react to them (either by accepting them as valid criticisms and working to fix it, or else rejecting them for whatever reason).
Ultimately if your "side project" isn't in a state yet to be evaluated by a large readership it probably shouldn't be posted here unless you're looking for feedback on how to fix it. That's the purpose of a site like this, it's to aggregate/discover interesting content, it isn't a dumping ground for every half finished project on the internet. I've got dozens of "side projects" that I'd never dream of posting here because frankly they aren't worth wasting peoples time with.
OP didn’t choose the colors, they’re copied from Flat UI (hence the name of the site).
If only it actually did that. It was a no-go for me with Firefox 21.
people at designmodo are aware of this project and actually they mentioned it on their last blogpost http://designmodo.com/flat-design-colors/
it was not even a side project for me, the thing is I was obsessed with these colors and started to use them a lot, and got bored of the copy - paste progress. I did it because it was useful for me and I shared for those who like the flat ui color as much as I do and I didn't know that it was going to drew this much attention.
now moved a cloud server, hope DNS changes will affect soon.
at least it was fun to create some mini app mentioned in the hacker news :)
Also: hovering on any of the colors in the bottom row brings up the vertical scrollbar.
Which is probably why Geo exists : http://divshot.github.io/geo-bootstrap/
It is no doubt initially confusing, I clicked a colour but had no idea it had copied to the clipboard. Furthermore when it wasn't apparent what the top drop down menu actually did when you didn't know about the copying functionality.
Regardless, in the end I got the colours I wanted. Had no idea they were the same colours as from the flat-ui package.
I love colors, I personally own 6 o 7 color books with thousands color patterns for working on specific designs. But this, this is just 1 color palette and not the only one you can use on "flat designs".
Sorry but the website fails, show me thousands, not 1.
Edit: The Pumpkin's interesting too.
I don’t see any added value.
If you think your criticisms are so obvious that they don't need saying, then don't say anything. If you think that, but the post stays on the front page, well, you were wrong. The criticisms did need saying. So post them.
EDIT: Working for me again
Incidentally, whatever it's called, "hacked" is not the right terminology. Whether you're of the belief that "hacker" means "programmer" or "evil nasty person", this doesn't qualify for the term.