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The Power of Colors: How Colors Are Used in (e-)Commerce to Influence You. The color theory, invented by Sir Charles Lemieiux, is a complex science involving psychology, physics, color perception, etc. Color theory tackles perceptual and psychological effects to various color combinations and contrasts. The theory is so complex that it actually deserves the whole encyclopedia of it own, so this post won’t definitely be able to cover it all. Instead, it lists some fundamentals that you will hopefully be excited to hear.

The post covers some ways you can be influenced by colors, i.e. how your shopping decisions may be controlled by the right choice of colors in stores (or on e-commerce websites): next time when you see the color tricks, you will recognize them! Generally speaking… Beyond Pink and Blue: A Look at Gender Colors. It goes beyond culture.

Beyond Pink and Blue: A Look at Gender Colors

There is science behind the gender-relationships when it comes to colors. A study by John Hallock compares the color preferences among various demographics and takes into account information collected from 22 countries. Our friends at KissMetrics put together this informative infographic that tears down the gender barriers to reveal what really goes on in visualizations. Click any portion to enlarge. Infographics from KISSmetrics. ‪The Fibonacci Sequence‬‏ Open the Door into the Science of Color Theory.

Color theory is a vast and complicated sphere of knowledge.

Open the Door into the Science of Color Theory

It consists of different scientific elements, such as: optics, spectroscopy, human anatomy and physiology, psychology, art history and theory, philosophy, ethics, architecture theory, design and many other applied sciences. In this article we will show only the schemes of harmonic color combinations and the examples of their usage by a bunch of talented vector artists. How are Colors Created? Let's first understand how the varieties of all colors are formed. All the colors can be received from the combination of primary colors, which are red, yellow and blue.

In order to make secondary colors you should mix the primary ones. Ct_1440.jpg (1440×900) Color Scheme Designer 3. Applying Color Theory to DIgital Media & Animation: A SIGGRAPH 2011 Course‬‏ 25 Awesome Tools for Choosing a Website Color Scheme.

As a designer, color management should be an integral part of your workflow.

25 Awesome Tools for Choosing a Website Color Scheme

A website’s color scheme helps shape its identity and therefore should not be carelessly thrown together. Here are 25 online, desktop and iPhone applications to help you live and breathe color management no matter where you are. Online Tools There are simply a ton of free color tools available on the web. However, a cursory search reveals that most are extremely basic and simply mimic everything else out there. Videos. Six Tips For Designing a Memorable Brand. When clients call on Yang Kim and Kevin Budelmann, principals of branding firm People Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, they usually ask for a new logo.

Six Tips For Designing a Memorable Brand

"But the logo is just the tip of the iceberg," Budelmann says. Usually, what they really want is a redesigned brand. Kim and Budelmann should know. Since leaving design jobs at Herman Miller 12 years ago, the pair has steadily made a name for themselves with clients such as Steelcase, Whirlpool and ArtPrize. And they've just summed up their learnings in Brand Identity Essentials. Web Design Tutorials for Developers - Web Design Blog – DesignM.ag. Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now Modern development APIs work like agents for sharing information to other 3rd party websites.

Web Design Tutorials for Developers - Web Design Blog – DesignM.ag

I’ve written many past tutorials about API development to help anyone new to this process. There are so many web-based services that it’s tough picking something to grab people’s attention. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can access the Forrst API using jQuery. Some API wrappers actually require server-side code like PHP or Ruby. Read More I was browsing through websites one day and came across one really interesting feature.

So in this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build a very simple HTML5 webpage recreating a full author bio display. Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx. Why study color theory?

Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx

If you are involved in the creation or design of visual documents, an understanding of color will help when incorporating it into your own designs. Choices regarding color often seem rather mystical, as many seem to base decisions on nothing other than "it looks right. " Although often told I had an eye for color, the reason why some colors worked together while others did not always intrigued me and I found the study of color theory fascinating.

While attending the University of Minnesota I enrolled in almost every course I could from different departments: graphic design, interior design, and fine arts. During my studies, I learned that there were 2 main reasons why scholars investigated color—the first involved the communication of colors; the other involved the application of color. 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands. Graphic Design Inspiration - Tutorials & Web Design Resources. 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1. Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint.

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1

In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started! Also be sure to check out 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2! Not a Designer? Most of the content on this site is targeted specifically towards professional designers and developers, or at the very least those interested in getting started in this field. You’ve chosen a visual tool to communicate and should therefore take the time to learn a thing or two about visual communications. Follow the ten tips below and see if you don’t start getting comments about your awesome presentation design skills.

50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory.