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Search includes theme titles. I just tried it with "wine" and "spice." Sign in before you search (I realize this is not intuitive from the interface). Hope this helps!
Hmm... are you sure? I published a scheme called "Flamingo Fall" this a.m. (it's even received a rating or two), but searching for "Flamingo" doesn't return any results. Maybe it takes a while for the indexes to update?
FYI, having to sign in for Search is actually a bug and we're fixing it. Thanks for the heads up.
Looking into the Case of Missing Flamingo Falls.
Hi, check it now. We are tweaking the indexing of search.
Okay, I'm seeing Flamingo Fall now. Looks like it's just a timing thing - I created a new scheme "Hot & Bothered" which doesn't show up in searches for "Bothered", but I suspect will show up once your index updates (tonight sometime...?)
The latency in updates isn't a big deal... probably not something users, including myself, will care too much about as long as it eventually works.
Thanks for the quick response. Oh, and _love_ Kuler, btw - I just stumbled across it this a.m. for the first time. Wonderful example of how to Web2.0-ify a nifty little app. Congrats!
Glad you like kuler! Thanks for the kudos, I'lll pass it along to the team.
The indexing is more often, I can see your theme now.
Out of curiosity, how did you find out about kuler? How do you think you might use it in the future?
Kathy Sierra mentions you in the latest Passionate Users blog, here:
I guess you folks sent her a t-shirt. :-)
As for how I'll use Kuler... well... I'm more a software developer than a graphic designer. I'll probably use Kuler from time to time to pick colors for various UIs, but the most interesting part of it is the [non-existent] API for accessing the gallery of tagged/rated themes that you have. If I had a way to offer these themes as skins to my users (and let them create their own?!?), that'd be pretty darn cool/useful. But to do that there's a couple enhancments needed...
- An API for accessing themes
- A license that allows this kind of use (actually, it looks like the existing TOS doesn't preclude this, so simply formalizing the API might be enough)
- Ability to have more than 5 colors/theme
- Ability to name each color in a theme (e.g. "titlebar background") so there's an easy/obvious way to map those to the corresponding UI element in the app.