An Introduction to Color Theory for Web Designers. Today we're going to learn the importance of color in Web Design and how to choose a pleasing color scheme.
This article is part of our Basix series, which is aimed at providing practical and concise explanations of design principles for those with little design experience... let's get started! This article is written for people that are just starting to learn formal design principles. It is not meant to be a comprehensive study of how to apply color to a design (we'll have plenty of those in the future), but rather, it's an overview for those looking for practical advice that will help them approach color theory within the context of a web design project. I'm writing this because I've always found it difficult to decide on a color scheme that works well for a project; it's probably one of the toughest decisions that I have to make as a designer.
The interaction of colors in a design through complementation, contrast, and vibrancy. Two examples of an Analogous color scheme are: 60 Questions to Consider When Designing a Website. We spend a lot of time asking ourselves, our clients and other people questions.
Whether it’s choosing the perfect shade of green for our latest web layout or figuring out how to implement a complex typographical solution, the ability to ask the right questions is among the most critical of skills for a web designer. In this article, we’ll go over 60 specific questions that web professionals should ask before taking their website public. Why Asking Yourself Questions Is Important Many professionals work with the aid of checklists, while others routinely check for certain issues as the design evolves. While there isn’t a sure-fire way to avoid the embarrassment of forgetting something post-launch, the habit of continually questioning your work as you develop a website is critical.
The 25-point Website Usability Checklist (PDF) can be a helpful aid to your workflow. 15 Questions for Project Management One of the central tasks of web design is project management. 14 Have you got the media? Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Color in design is very subjective.
What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in somone else. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to cultural background. Color theory is a science in itself. Studying how colors affect different people, either individually or as a group, is something some people build their careers on. This is the first in a three-part series on color theory. Warm Colors Warm colors include red, orange, and yellow, and variations of those three colors.
Red and yellow are both primary colors, with orange falling in the middle, which means warm colors are all truly warm and aren’t created by combining a warm color with a cool color. Red (Primary Color) Red is a very hot color. Red can be associated with anger, but is also associated with importance (think of the red carpet at awards shows and celebrity events). Outside the western world, red has different associations. Examples Yellow (Primary Color)