Well, I have decided to bring the ColorWerx site back online…obviously, with a new look-and-feel, but will eventually have some additional changes as well.
You’ll notice that the color swatches for the Pro Team Colors and College Colors & Nicknames sections aren’t working – I’ve been contemplating how to best display them, and don’t have a good answer as of yet. I will however, start providing HTML values instead of color descriptions (or Pantone values, in the case of a couple leagues and collegiate information). I will more than likely begin putting a few leagues and schools back up using the old method of generating individual swatch reports (over 11,000!), but it will take quite a bit of time to get all of them up in this format.
I would LOVE to have the ability to provide all of this in a searchable database format instead of generating thousands of individual reports, but am stuck on exactly how to do this. As you’ll see described in the new FAQ page, I already have all of this information stored in a series of relational databases, but am unclear how that can potentially translate to a WordPress site. I am open to any and all ideas.
I am also working a number of “big picture” initiatives for the data I’ve collected; I hope to have some of these plans fleshed out a bit in the near future and will share my vision when I can.
Please take a look around, tell me what you like or don’t like; I’ll be tweaking the design quite a bit in the next few days or so, and will also continue working on the presentation of the color data. I’ll also be continuing a couple of other projects, including the NFL Jersey Number Countdown (if you’re following me on Twitter, you’ll know what this is), along with similar projects for the NHL and NBA.