I came across an idea on someone’s blog a bit ago asking for a display of colors/fonts used when bookmarking a website. This was someone speaking from a web designer perspective – curating a list of sites for visual inspiration isn’t uncommon, but knowing a bit more about the details of the sites might save a bit of time if you decide you want to use the same combination of colors or fonts.
I put together a quick service as a proof of concept. You can give it a URL and it will retrieve a screenshot, then parse out the fonts and colors used on the site, and display them to you, usually in under 10 seconds.
Quickly get the fonts and colors for a web page
A few changes may be coming in the next day or two, but this serves its primary purpose for my needs right now. Shoot me an email and let me know what you think…. firstname.lastname@example.org