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Creating A Color Combination Guide to color combinations
Posted 03 February 2005 - 08:59 PM
* Black text on a white background, while not exciting, is the most practical color combination.
* Try and not use more then four colors on your website, too many can be disorientating for the user.
* Find out what each color represents to the users mind. For example green represents wealth while red represents daring.
* Don't use yellow for web page backgrounds.
* Take a look at Visibone or get any number of color charts that are avialble on the internet if you cannot create a suitable combination yourself.
* I've found the best color combinations to be monocrome. Which means multiple shades of the same color. NOTE: make sure there is contrast between the colors, or else the text will be diffecult to read.
Hope thats helpful
Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:21 PM
Posted 05 February 2005 - 06:18 PM
Lindy Farms of CT
I'm working on the framwork for this site and it will be using, css, php and mySQL when done. Right now I'm just working on the color schemes and layout of the site. 3 column, with header footer and no frames unless used for data that belongs in frames.
Right now I'm testing the footer, It's supposed to stay glued to the bottom of the screen in the page is short like now. I'm having some trouble with the code when the footer is glued to the bottom, the center context have a small hole in the bottom left hand side. As soon as I figure out what I forgot it should work...
The menu on the left side will be content driven using mySQL to populate thae data. Now it's just there as a place holder to see what it would look like.
I have a yellow line in the left column, right under the text... I have to figure out where that comes from (It must be in my css file)
Any opinion on this color scheme?
Posted 08 February 2005 - 06:25 AM
take note of the colour combinations they use and you'll soon be familiar with colours that can be put together to enhance your site and colours that will turn people away from your site.
Posted 08 February 2005 - 09:35 PM
It's not really an interesting layout, though ,so i'm thinking of making a different layout, maybe one with more graphics..
Posted 14 March 2005 - 03:39 PM
Also, when you have a page that has white backgrounds, and coloured backgrounds (maybe the menu), make sure that the active link, unvisited link and visited link colours don't blend into either of the backgrounds. CSS gets around this easily, but always a good thing to keep in mind.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:23 PM
Basic Complementary Colors:
Edited by mpinsky, 15 June 2006 - 03:24 PM.
Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:48 AM
Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:25 AM
Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:15 AM
Using different shades of the same colour for your site is also a really good idea, it's what I do for the most part.
I usually prefer, for example, a darker blue colour for a main tables border and heading, but shade it down slightly for inner content. It makes things look much better.
Softer colours seem to go really well, like with this forum.
Posted 16 August 2006 - 08:21 PM
The color scheme also gives the reader some clue to the type of website it is. Normally office business sites are fairly boring and simple. Personal homepages are the opposite.
Posted 29 May 2007 - 01:30 AM
Posted 15 August 2009 - 04:07 PM
While the content of your article may be accurate, your lack of proofreading diminishes your credibility. There are several spelling and grammatical errors needing correction. I'm not trying to be a snob, just suggesting your clean up the article to convince the reader that you know what you're doing.
(Ironically, the guidelines listed above for acceptance of comments include "decent grammar and English."-reply by Sherry
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