For Nasqueron, I prepared a palette inspired from this story, with some input from other sources linked above. This is especially welcome as we need a small site to explain the community and launch it.
At the painting brand Sherwin-Williams, one of their forecasts is called “noir” and is described as:
It’s among our most precious commodities: night. We’re craving a refuge from urban streetlights and glowing screens, space to turn our gaze inward and recharge the spirit. Mindful melancholy is fueling a new romanticism marked by medieval patterns, revived customs and bittersweet beauty. The Dutch masters knew the secret: dark hues set a dramatic stage for sensuous luster. This palette is rich with vineripe fruits, Nordic blues, moody neutrals and golden yellows.
Nasqueron is a collection of projects, so the homepage should allow to find a resource on one of these projects. The current prototype features a responsive background and a search widget.
During development, it will be softly hidden by a landing page.
The painting used as background is Aurora Borealis from Frederic Edwin Church, an 19th century oil on canvas executed during an Arctic expedition. The widget and the different sizes served take care of the ship position.
The search will rely on several data sources, and so will allow to query the list of tools, the title of wiki pages instantaneously with autocomplete.
It also allows to easily jump to another Nasqueron site (the list is provisioned by API) with shorcuts (available with pressing the ? key):
If you wish to test it, go to www.nasqueron.org and try to write something to enter. That could be relevant for Nasqueron, inspired from Ultima spells, or from general knowledge about how to enter a place. If you’re not in a mood to guess, UTSL for some solutions.