Keep a watchful eye on your css colors
Every CSS project starts out with good intentions, but inevitably, one too many people eye-dropper colors into nooks and crannies that you never knew existed. CSS Colorguard helps you maintain the color set that you want, and warns you when colors you've added are too similar to ones that already exist. Naturally, it's all configurable to your tastes.
Colorguard uses the CIEDE2000 algorithm to determine the similarity of each of the colors in your CSS file. This algorithm is quite complex, but is used in the broadcasting community as the best approximation of human ability to discern differences in color. RGB on the other hand, is pretty bad at representing differences in color purely based on the numerical difference of the hex values.
Luckily, someone else already implemented CIEDE2000, so I didn't have to. Tight. Cause this thing is mathy as hell.
Currently, alpha transparency is just stripped from the colors. So
rgb(0, 0, 0) exactly matches
rgba(0,0,0,0.5). This is usually fine unless someone is alphatransparency-happy and uses it for
darkening and lightening colors too often. It could probably be its own check in the future that
there aren't too many different alpha transparencies of the same color. This is not currently a
Specify hex codes of colors that you would like to ignore completely. Use with caution.
100. Lower values are more precise; the default is
3 but that's
mostly personal opinion.
Pass an array of color pairs to ignore:
CSS Colorguard can be consumed as a PostCSS plugin. See the documentation for examples for your environment.
CSS Colorguard also ships with a CLI app. To see the available options, just run:
$ colorguard --help
With npm, to get the command do:
npm install -g colorguard
To get the library & PostCSS plugin, do:
npm install colorguard
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