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.’

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 websites

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Oct 052010


Visit the Bitmob website

The Bitmob website

The reason I like this website so much is because it is trying to do something different. Bitmob is a community driven games journalism website. The community is open and each member of the community has a blog. The posts from all the blogs are aggregated into the ‘mobfeed’ and automatically added to both the website and the RSS feed. Not unlike our course blogs in fact! This provides a ready made audience which is a difficult thing to come by in an area as saturated with blogs as gaming. Continue reading »