Three examples of bad colour schemes

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Oct 242010
 

Note: All three websites have been tested using the Colorblind Web Page Filter. The Channel Five webisite and the Reading Borough Council website were not badly affected, however the colours on the Valvona and Crolla website became quite indistinct. Despite this there was enough texture on the web page to prevent the site becoming unusable.

Channel 5Visit the Channel Five website

‘News, entertainment, sport and drama from Channel Five.’

www.five.tv

The Channel Five website seems to be lacking a coherent colour scheme.  The black and blue of the main logo work reasonably well together as do the content areas underneath the banner highlighting the different channels. Continue reading »

Three examples of good colour schemes

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Oct 242010
 

Note: All three websites have been tested using the Colorblind Web Page Filter and all performed well.

SilverbackVisit the Silverback website

‘Guerrilla usability testing software for designers and developers’

www.silverbackapp.com

The Silverback website uses what I think is an analogic colour scheme. Green is the primary colour, with blue used sparingly to highlight important areas of the screeen (‘download’ and ‘new features’). A dark grey is used in the footer to differentiate information about the application from information about the developers, and the same colour is used for the site heading. The website’s gorilla logo uses similar shades of blue and grey to provide a contrast with the background and draw attention to the website’s strong branding. Continue reading »