Below are some color combinations* that you may wish to consider using
when talking to us about your site colors or a nice reference for those
webmasters who are designing their own websites and logos. The colors are
all part of the 216 "websafe" color palette. The larger block
represents the background or canvas color, next smaller block would be your
main text block color, and the 3 smaller ones are used for accent colors
(these could be the text, link colors, headers for topics, sub category
pages and so on) to pull it all together.
By using websafe colors, you're assured that all surfers will see your page
in the colors you've designed it in, and you don't have to create .gif or
.jpgs to load in a background, saving on load times. We can of course create
a small tile of a color and add a bit of texture or grid effect to achieve
visual interest, or a full background strip using gradients of the colors
to relieve an "all flat" look. (This page uses a gradient background
By all means, play around with changing what color is used where, to obtain
the final "signature look" and impact for your own unique website
pages, galleries and logos! These are by no means difinitive! With 216 colors,
the combinations you could use would exceed my patience, not to mention
my life span, for building every possible example!
These strips are our version of the paint color strips you pick up when
deciding what colors to paint your house! Your online domain is a "home" too! Let's make it dazzle and memorable to everyone who stops by!
|Below is a sample block of a larger group of complimentary colors
that could be used on a site wanting to use different colors for various
sub category pages, topic headers or niches.
*Color palette selections from "Playing With Fire" by Linda
S. Rathgeber and David C. Nicholls
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