I haven’t featured a pattern in awhile (totally my fault), so now I have a few queued up. I’ve also been playing quite a bit of Bejeweled while I wait for the subway, and this pattern really fits in, with a very jewel-y feel.
This one really does it for me. It has great colors and a real sense of depth. Really really awesome. I said “Oh wowwwwwwwwwwww look at that” when I first saw it.
So which one would you choose? Or maybe, which one would your designer choose? CSS gradients don’t anti-alias their edges with their current implementations, so we get those choppy edges. Some color combos make that less evident, but to me, they are not up to snuff. I wish they were, and maybe in the future they will be, but I wouldn’t hold your breath—using gradients for stripes is kind of an abuse-case more than a use-case.
But…If enough people make enough noise, I’m open to doing a CSS export too. So make some noise if you can’t live without it.
Here’s a new Featured pattern, coming from Nexii Malthus. No, your eyes aren’t failing (ok, they might be failing), this pattern has a pretty clever blur effect going on. I won’t spoil where the black is coming from, you’ll just have to figure it out yourself.
First off, I wanted to give a special thanks to all those who seeded the featured gallery. David Desandro kicked things off with some wildly creative, colorful work. Simurai blew my mind with a realistic weave. JP33 delivered a highly polished “button-down shirt” quality pattern. And of course, Melisa Christensen. Props to all for blazing the trail.
80% of the fun of making a tool like this is seeing what crazy things people come up with.
And on that note, here’s a new featured pattern. It comes from @sickdesigner and I like it so much because its a representational isometric view style pattern, something I would have never considered.
It started as a small stripe script I wrote based on the Cicada Principle article. From there I said “I wonder what would happen if I made a plaid mode.” And the rest is history. Months later, a fancy front-end UI and a back-end user system pull it all together.
I have a lot of ideas for Patternizer that I hope to put into future releases. Here’s some of the things rolling around in my head :
Exporting an image.
Pattern History, probably with thumbnails.
Pattern titles to keep things organized.
If enough people want it, I can make a CSS gradient output. CSS gradients for patterns don’t look good at non-ordinal angles though, so don’t expect it to look nice.
If you have any ideas, or want to convince me to do these sooner than later, holler at me.
It’s a really fun tool, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!