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    colours

    Hi, I am choosing my site colors. What do you think?


    links
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    rollovers

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    Could be good, what background colour will they go on?
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    make sure you stick with the same few colors, with exceptions, i almost never go past 3.
    remember to contrast also, a light blue like that could be good, but if on say a white background, it would be hard to read.

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    The white of "rollovers" is almost impossible to read; personally I always stick to blue/purple for links - it's instantly recognisable.

    One serious thing though - using red and black in combination is problematic, because people who have protanopic or deuteranopic colour blindess cannot distinguish between them - they see red as black or dark gray. So make sure that the information you convey with colour is also conveyed in another way - such as italics, boldness or size.
    Last edited by brothercake; 03-25-2003 at 07:17 PM.
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    i didnt even see the white rollovers!

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    well, DUH

    this is on a grey bg. my bg is black, like this text. thanks guys

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    Re: well, DUH

    Originally posted by mattover-matter
    my bg is black
    Oh well cool .. we didn't know that. That being the case, definitely don't use dark red text - it will be completely or virtually invisible to the colourblind.
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