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Color Pickers for the Web

Looking at easy ways to enable a color picker on a web page


How to let a user pick a color on a web page?

That ued to be a non-trivial coding problem, but then there cam some good Javascript libraries such as jscolor. These are still the best bet for maximal cross-browser compatibility.

These days however, the preferred option would be to use the HTML5 element.

HTML5 Example

Open the example.html for a quick demonstration of the HTML5 color picker component:


jscolor Example

See jscolor-examples.html - this is straight from the jscolor distribution:


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