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                <section class="markdown-content">
  <h1>🌈 Random Rainbow 🌈</h1>
    Uses <a href="">RandomColor</a> and <a href="">Chroma</a> via <a href="">Skypack</a> to generate a
    rainbow palette. Some code has been adapted from <a href="">Palx</a> and simplified for educational purposes.
<button id="color">🌈 New Random Rainbow!</button>

<div id="rainbow">
  <span id="red" class="color"></span>
  <span id="orange" class="color"></span>
  <span id="yellow" class="color"></span>
  <span id="green" class="color"></span>
  <span id="blue" class="color"></span>
  <span id="pink" class="color"></span>
  <span id="purple" class="color"></span>



                /* styles */

* {
  box-sizing: border-box;

body {
  font-family: "Benton Sans", "Helvetica Neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;
  margin: 2em;

h1 {
  font-style: italic;
  color: #373fff;

.bold {
  font-weight: bold;

p {
  max-width: 600px;

form {
  margin-bottom: 25px;
  padding: 15px;
  background-color: cyan;
  display: inline-block;
  width: 100%;
  max-width: 340px;
  border-radius: 3px;

input {
  display: block;
  margin-bottom: 10px;
  padding: 5px;
  width: 100%;
  border: 1px solid lightgrey;
  border-radius: 3px;
  font-size: 16px;

button {
  font-size: 16px;
  border-radius: 3px;
  background-color: lightgrey;
  border: 1px solid grey;
  box-shadow: 2px 2px teal;
  cursor: pointer;

button:hover {
  background-color: yellow;

button:active {
  box-shadow: none;

li {
  margin-bottom: 5px;

footer {
  margin-top: 50px;
  padding-top: 25px;
  border-top: 1px solid lightgrey;

@media (min-width: 768px) {
  #rainbow {
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: flex;
    height: 70vh;

    -webkit-align-items: stretch;
    -ms-flex-align: stretch;
    align-items: stretch;

#rainbow .color {
  -webkit-flex: 1;
  -ms-flex: 1;
  flex: 1;
  border: 1px solid black;
  min-height: 100px;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;

#color {
  margin: 1em auto;


                import randomColor from "";
import chroma from "";

var names = [
  "red", // 0
  "orange", // 30
  "yellow", // 60
  "lime", // 90
  "green", // 120
  "teal", // 150
  "cyan", // 180
  "blue", // 210
  "indigo", // 240
  "violet", // 270
  "fuschia", // 300
  "pink", // 330
//grab the elements we want to rainbow-ize from the page
const red = document.getElementById("red");
const orange = document.getElementById("orange");
const yellow = document.getElementById("yellow");
const green = document.getElementById("green");
const blue = document.getElementById("blue");
const pink = document.getElementById("pink");
const purple = document.getElementById("purple");

function changeColors() {
  // first we get a base color with a red hue from randomColor
  let seedColor = randomColor();
  // then we use Chroma to analyze it for hue, saturation, and lightness
  const chromaAnalyze = chroma(seedColor).hsl();
  const colorHue = chromaAnalyze[0];
  const colorSat = chromaAnalyze[1];
  const colorLte = chromaAnalyze[2];

  // we use the createHues function from Palx to create some rainbow hues across the color spectrum
  const NewHues = createHues(colorHue);
  // We take our new hues and use Chroma to create a color with the required hue but the same saturation and lightness of our original color
  let colors = {};
  NewHues.forEach(function (hue) {
    var newColor = chroma.hsl(hue, colorSat, colorLte);
    colors[hueName(hue)] = chroma(newColor).hex();

  // store our colors so can use them to style the background and put a hex code in the html
  const redColor =;
  const orangeColor =;
  const yellowColor = colors.yellow;
  const greenColor =;
  const blueColor =;
  const pinkColor = colors.indigo;
  const purpleColor = colors.violet;

  // set our rainbow background colors = redColor; = orangeColor; = yellowColor; = greenColor; = blueColor; = pinkColor; = purpleColor;
  // add the hex code to the rainbow too
  red.innerHTML = redColor;
  orange.innerHTML = orangeColor;
  yellow.innerHTML = yellowColor;
  green.innerHTML = greenColor;
  blue.innerHTML = blueColor;
  pink.innerHTML = pinkColor;
  purple.innerHTML = purpleColor;

// run it when we load the page

// tools from palx
function createArray(length) {
  var arr = [];
  for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
  return arr;

function createHues(base) {
  var hueStep = 360 / 12;
  var hues = createArray(12).map(function (n) {
    return Math.floor((base + n * hueStep) % 360);

  return hues;

function hueName(h) {
  var i = Math.round((h - 2) / 30);
  var name = names[i];
  return name;
document.getElementById("color").addEventListener("click", changeColors);