The other day I was trying to do some web design according to IBM’s design guidelines. They provide color swatches as .ase files, which are read by Adobe products like Illustrator, PhotoShop, etc. I have none of these applications but I figured “hey how hard can it be to parse the file myself?”
Two days and a fair bit of hair tearing later witness palettes.mybluemix.net!
I later found out that IBM Design does provide a site that shows the same information, but by that time I was way to consumed with the problem. That happens sometimes. But hey, now I can look at any .ase file! And so can you!