Great-looking Color Palettes In No Time

Have you ever wondered how to come up with a slick-looking color palette for your site? Maybe there’s some constraints that you gotta operate under, but you can still play with some elements… yet there’s so much room for screwing up and coming up with a very ugly-looking combination that screams for forgiveness.

Fear not! There is kuler from Adobe Labs, to help you non-designers (and even designers in a rush) to come up with great-looking color palettes to help you out of a color “hole”.

And if you are a Mac user, you can also get the kuler dashboard widget on your desktop.

All About Ning: The ZDNet Interview

Check out this great interview with Gina Bianchini, CEO of Ning, with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber and Rafe Needleman, from She explains in a very easy-to-follow way how the service works and how it’s different from Facebook, MySpace and others.

The interviewers then move on to discuss their thoughts about the platform, concluding:

“Ning is a very strong social network platform, and the platform business, in this market, is the place to be. We have enough companies trying to rope people into engineered communities. Ning doesn’t do that; it lets its users build their own neighborhoods in the ways they want.”

What do I think about Ning? Just look at what it’s enabled us to accomplish in, the world’s biggest social network for people touched by diabetes and judge for yourself.

The Future According to Radiohead

Once more Radiohead takes the cover of Rolling Stone magazine… this time, thanks to their chart-topping “In Rainbows“.

As if the fact that the album itself is a masterpiece were not enough, they have invented the future of music in the process of putting it out.

They released it for download back in October 2007, allowing fans to pay as little or as much for it as they saw fit. The actual “physical” album (iTunes release, as well) saw the light of day the first day of 2008, topping the charts to the surprise of many.

I wonder what does the RIAA has to say about this? šŸ˜‰