If I have an idea, I first start with making a few studies to see if it works. And to see if I can come up with alternatives that might work better. Some kind of sketch book. Some subjects are researched in great detail, others are merely touched on a little bit and left for later, perhaps.
Like most students of colour I study Albers. Some of his experiments with pieces of paper can be emulated with web technology. Others are a bit harder. Here are some experiments.
What happens if you animate colours and shapes? In this section I explore some of the possible answers.
Different ways to animate a rectangle
Here are some studies with circles. Some static circles, but most of the are animated with multiple layers of randomness
Will the overall colour be different when you use different colour functions, like RGB, HSL or Hex?
A series of studies of isometric forms and how they interact with different colour contrasts.
A big collection with experiments with quadrilateral blobs — blobs that are generated by using four coordinates. Some of these turned into genuine works, and even a few works that are generated daily.
I learned a thing or two about colour and basic forms. But what do combinations of different shapes of different sizes look like?
Text is more than a shape. It can have meaning. If it has, we want it to be readable. In this section there are a few simple experiments with text, colour and meaning. A work in progress, it needs more attention.
I was inspired by the ideas about the shape of the book after reading the essays on this subject by Jan Tschichold. I experimented a little bit with some of his theories.