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The Art of Color Coordination

Colors affect us in countless ways—mentally and physically, consciously and subconsciously. Psychologists have suggested that color impression can account for 60% of the acceptance or rejection of a product or service. Good color choices should never be neglected in web design. A bad color combination can have the same negative effect as poor copy and slow load times. Click on the infographic below to view a larger image: View an enlarged version of this Infographic » Click here to download a .pdf version of this infographic. Want to display this infographic on your site? Simply copy and paste the code below into the html of your website to display the infographic presented above: Website Color Scheme Examples Complementary Colors – Analogous Colors – Split-Complementary Colors – Triadic Colors – Tetradic Colors – Square Colors – Related:  color

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Best Color Tools For Web Designers Determining the core color for a web project could be easy but finding the right alternatives to match the core can sometimes be difficult. That’s where the color tools play its roles. Color tools help you determine matching color or even suggest sets of matching color palette when you are totally clueless. Amongst are some of the best color tools web service on the internet any web designers should bookmark, or at least know. Adobe Kuler Colour Lovers 4096 Color Wheels Color Schemer Color Palette Generator Web 2.0 Color Palette Color Scheme Generator ColorJack Color Harmony Color Blender Color Schemer Online v2 ColorDB Accessibility Color Wheel Color Hunter GenoPal Pic2Color Author: Hongkiat Lim

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5 Former Design Trends That Aren’t Cool Anymore (So Stop Using Them) If you’re like me, looking at your own design work from a few years ago can often result in some laughable or even cringe-worthy moments. Design styles have been steadily evolving and most of us can’t help but be affected by these changes. Who among us hasn’t piled on the cheesy Photoshop layer effects, all the while thinking the result was downright awesome? However, some of us are a little slower to evolve than others. Today we’ll be taking a walk down memory lane and looking at five design trends that used to be super cool, but now simply tend to make your design look outdated and even ugly. Let’s Make Fun of Design We designers tend to take ourselves far too seriously. The only way to escape this fact is to be a new designer, then all you’re doing is jumping on the trends of today. What Are Design Trends Good For? The key to analyzing design trends is to remember that they aren’t inherently good or bad. Bevel and Emboss I know it’s tempting. Do This Instead Web 2.0 Gloss The Burst

5 outils Web 2.0 pour créer un site pédagogique Skoden, portail de la Formation ouverte à distance en Région Bretagne, propose un dossier à destination des formateurs qui fait le point sur 5 sites Web 2.0 pouvant être utilisés pour ouvrir et alimenter un espace pédagogique sur Internet : Yola, Lifeyo, Jimdo, Weebly et Wix. La présentation de Skoden indique des liens vers des tutoriels en ligne pour favoriser la prise en main de ces outils qui peuvent revêtir un aspect pédagogique dans une utilisation spécifique. Des exemples de réalisations en mode apprentissage sont mis en avant afin de montrer concrètement le potentiel des 5 solutions en ligne Web 2.0 sélectionnées. Ce type d’outils Web 2.0 peuvent être mis en place pour des dispositifs d’apprentissage en espace public numérique. Licence : Creative Commons by-nc-saGéographie : Bretagne Tags: FOAD, outil en ligne, pédagogie, présentation, web 2.0

New Approaches To Designing Log-In Forms - Smashing Magazine Advertisement For many of us, logging into websites is a part of our daily routine. In fact, we probably do it so often that we’ve stopped having to think about how it’s done… that is, until something goes wrong: we forget our password, our user name, the email address we signed up with, how we signed up, or even if we ever signed up at all. These experiences are not just frustrating for us, but are bad for businesses as well. How bad? To top it off, visitors who are not logged in do not see a personalized view of a website’s content and recommendations, which reduces conversion rates and engagement. Is This You? Gowalla’s sign-in form (below) looks pretty standard: enter your user name or email address and your password, and then sign in. The sign-in form on Gowalla. But Gowalla has taken the time to include a few more components to help people log in with more confidence if their first attempt hasn’t worked. A log-in error on Gowalla. Instant Sign-In Quora’s one-click log-in page. (al)

15 Useful Color Mixers For Effective Designing I wanted to create this list, because there are times when I struggle choosing my design colors - for me it’s not always easy task to just play with the colors and choose the right ones – of course, there are few favorite colors for everybody, but finding new great color combinations are not so easy task. That’s why there a lot of helpful resources to ease this task, and I am here to show You those! Hopefully this will help You to create new designs and the process will become a little easier. 1. This is a great resource that monitors different color trends. New color schemes are regularly created and examples of the way colors are used in the real world – and there are rating system to give You a chance to find out the most popular ones. 2. Kuler is nice place created by Adobe company, where You can browse popular created color themes and create Your own from colors, images and get really advanced options and possibilities to create something really great! 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.Color Combo 8.

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