“Everything that can be invented has been invented”
Quote anecdotally misattributed to Charles H. Duell, Commisioner, US Patent Office, 1899
Apparantly a misquote, sometimes the web can feel like this at times. You work on a idea you have just thought of, only to find it already exists.
Whilst working on something for http://10k.aneventapart.com/ – an event where you can submit a little web app which is no larger than 10k, I did a bit of googling to find the exact same thing has already been built.
Colour Palette Creator
After seeing Andy Clarke’s post ages ago about creating colour palettes, I thought it would be a great little tool to have – and the 10k event was the perfect opportunity to make it. But I was beaten to it: http://slayeroffice.com/tools/color_palette/
A while ago I had the idea of a neverending book idea, where everyone can add a sentence to continue the book. Yep, already been done.
The same goes for website designs. I saw a blog design with the identical look to one of the rejected mockups for this blog. I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t take mine further than the PSD stage; good job too.
Why am complaining?
Most of my ‘ideas’ are just that – they never get past a quick doodle in the Moleskine. I should be grateful these people are building my ideas!
Back to the drawing board
So once again, I am thinking of things to make for the event. Lets build it quick before anyone else does!