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Thread: web page colors

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    web page colors

    I have been looking at different different web sites to see what colors are most commonly used. Most of the time what I saw was blue color with a dash of orange, yellow or dark red. Is it that blue color is a very common color to use in a web site?

    Also how can I determine what color to use in a web page? Are there any rules? Or a designer can just pick matching colors and use it to do the web page for a corporate web site?

    Some time ago I saw an article which might be of interest to post here:

    http://www.economist.com/displayStor...tory_ID=620930

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    Search!

    There are a number of "rules" for chosing and matching colors; there's a number of sites as well dealing with this subject, and the issue has appeared recently in these forums.
    When designing a corporate web site, often the company has ideas about which colors they'd like to see on their website; blue has a "cool" and "busines-like" look and that's probably why it's a favorite color on many sites.
    Do a search on these forums on subjects like "using color" or "color matching" and you'll probably find a number of threads containing info and links to interesting sites.
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    Thanks ronaldb66 I searched the forum and got a lot of interesting stuff.

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    Also there are "valid" colors to use too.

    Some pages of interest:

    http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_colors.asp

    Also with CSS it is proper to specify the hex number for a color and not a name, so this may interest you: http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_colornames.asp
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    This site seems to be dedicated to that topic:

    moreCrayons

    ... and from their resources section, this site may give you something else to consider:

    Color Vision

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    'If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.'

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    go to www.webxpertz.net/forums then click general chat. Do a search with this string


    "colour does it really matter?"

    you should come up with a thread with the same title, click it, read it, use it.

    http://www.webxpertz.net/forums/show...threadid=22418
    Last edited by mattover-matter; 04-08-2003 at 07:48 PM.


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