(aka: color picker, colorpicker, colourpicker, colour selector and colorselector)
Most types of information are handled well by input fields, textareas, dropdown menus and checkboxes. But selecting a colour isn't one of them. This widget allows one to easily add colour selection to a form.
Installation is easy. Just download cp.js (6KB) and 1x1.gif,
then place normal input boxes in your form wherever you want colours:
<input name="mycolour" id="mycolour" value="ff00ff">
Older browsers (Netscape 4, IE 4.0) will gracefully ignore the colour picker, leaving the original input box. Therefore it might be a good idea to add 'maxlength=6 size=6' to the input box so that these browsers look right.
The colour value must be a six-character hex code (e.g. '0088ff'). Other formats will not work (e.g. 'green', '#0088ff', '08f').
This is a paletted selection tool, designed for average users. If you want an infinite number of colours for professional users, then separate RGB scrollbars might be better.