Sonic the developer
- Local time
- Oct 5, 2019
For some reason joining Webwide reminded me of an old little art experiment I did called Color me hexed. I wondered what the average avatar color would be (I don't remember exactly why but it seemed fun).
If you stick in your email it will tell you the average color of your Gravatar (get one first if you don't have one), and update the total average. I still haven't emailed anyone on the list 6 years later but maybe one day I'll send something interesting 🤔
I haven't touched it since 2013 so the design is dated but it works fine. I expected the answer to be kinda pink, but it doesn't use facial recognition so it includes hair and background color (and an avatar might not even be a face) so it ended up a pleasant fawn brown. It would make a good feature wall color in a dining room.
My favourite part of it is that Matt Mullenweg (founder of Wordpress and Gravatar) added his Gravatar to the mix and some other WP employees did too! So cute. In fact, you can even spot Webwide's own @Adam in the matrix 💙