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Generate random, pleasing, compositions from the command line.




Theory of Colours

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This package is a cli tool that generates random, pleasing, SVGs.


npm install -g theory-of-colours


colours --help


I don't think the shebang will work on windows


  • [x] publish
    • [x] auto publish main
  • [x] cli args
    • [x] filename to write to
      • [x] add option to use a temp file
        • [x] default true
    • [x] open
      • [x] default true
    • [ ] rethink not passing arguments
    • [ ] two pass argument filling
  • SVG generation
    • [x] don't write elements before collecting them
  • files
    • [x] don't spew drain listener warnings
  • reproducibility
    • [ ] make sure identical seeds yield identical SVGs
      • [ ] first AT
  • testability
    • [x] get jest working
    • all exports
      • [ ] should return named constants
      • [ ] should be functions
    • [ ] no module load time computation
  • polish
    • [ ] stop using log trackers
    • [ ] stop using classes

Road Map

  • [ ] Random dots
    • [x] distribution
    • [ ] symmetry
    • [x] background color
    • [ ] non-overlapping
  • [ ] strokes
    • [ ] bezier curves
    • [ ] width variance
    • [ ] directional
  • animations
    • [ ] shimmy shimmy ya
  • [ ] prosper?