Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by gregriv69, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. gregriv69

    gregriv69 New Member

    Which colour do you prefer for your websites. Personally , I don't prefer dark colour like black. I like light background with dark text.
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    I like white for the areas that the text will be on, and add color to the banner and page borders.
  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Black text, white background is the best
  4. cgracia

    cgracia New Member

    Research shows that people can read black text on a white background much easier than any other combination. So use different options sparingly.

    Also, if you notice the biggest sites on the Internet (google, nytimes, etc.), they all use black text on a white background - they've obviously done their homework and it supported what typographers have suspected for centuries.

    There is often a temptation to be creative and colorful, but in a world where web browsers make split second decisions about whether or not they will stay at a site, you can't risk alienating them by making it difficult to read your copy.
  5. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    I create a very different look and color combo every time. I've even used red text on a black background just to be rebellious and fun. That one was a Jim Morrison site. I made it in a web coding class. I put a bunch of bells and whistles on it. Fun stuff!

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  6. cupbucket

    cupbucket New Member

    Light colours are best.
  7. Homeboy

    Homeboy New Member

    Combinations of dark blue, black, grey and white are proven to increase conversion rates. They apparently instill a feeling of trust in the visitor.
  8. Seth

    Seth New Member

    white , light blue or any light colors
  9. larslarson123

    larslarson123 New Member

    I love pastels... anything that's not too bold and annoying.

    Sky blue, white, faded greens and purples are lovely :)

    If it's ultra-informative and official, obviously black and white never fails
  10. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    You can have different contrast for your website. But your font must be see-able from your background.

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