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compositing_loverThe most important issue ?
by on Apr 11, 2005 at 11:05:49 am

Hello everybody,

This Web Industry is really cautious about Color or i would say Color Schemes ; they have their own value. So can anybody point me to color rules i.e. which color to use for which industry designs and so forth. Being a web desinger its really very hard job to guess for color scheme so i feel that i should get an opinion / views from different ppls. from different industry.

Any good help on Color Scheme Process will be appreciated ! Also i am thinking abt. how to make a liquid layout from Photoshop i.e. a layout brought from Photoshop to Dreamwever or any web editor how we will make it 100% for all browser sizes ?


---Thnak you.


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Curtis ThompsonRe: The most important issue ?
by on Apr 11, 2005 at 7:24:30 pm

hello...

i don't think color schemes are tied to industries at all - more often they're tied to the logo, general colors the person in charge likes, etc. - as for what schemes are acceptable or safe, i'd say visit places like http://cwd.dk or http://coolhomepages.com/ to get a feel for some color palettes others have used...

i'd say more than colors for an industry, one good thing to worry about would be not using the same colors and layouts that a competitor has already used...always try to stand out against them...

wrt to making a layout fit @ 100% for all resolutions - you cannot do this unless you do one of the following:

1. make it all vector and make it flash and have the flash movie run at 100% width

2. if you're doing straight html, fill places along the width with tiled areas that can grow with the width of a browser running at higher resolutions

but you really can't scale graphics to fit, so #2 is probably your best bet...

hope that helps!

sitruc


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compositing_loverRe: The most important issue ?
by on Apr 12, 2005 at 3:28:35 am

Hi Curtis,

Is there any website which has the information about effective use of colors , color principles for web site, usability for a web site and so forth ?

so i feel it will help me to figure out in a best way ! Also though i am now a Dreamweaver guy i heard some time back that you can set your web page to 100% mode i dont know how ?

thnx...


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Curtis ThompsonRe: The most important issue ?
by on Apr 12, 2005 at 4:09:01 am

hello...

[compositing_lover] "Is there any website which has the information about effective use of colors , color principles for web site, usability for a web site and so forth "

i guess it depends how you learn - there are numerous books on color theory and what colors trigger what emotions, etc., which might guide you but could likely also overwhelm you...the best way that i always found to get color and design ideas was to just look at other sites - you'll see color combos all over and some will really light a fire under you...plus that way it's free...there are a lot of books and ideas out there (try googling for website usability)...jakob nielson is considered one of the usability gurus out there:

http://www.useit.com/

you might not think so when you visit his site, but trust me...

[compositing_lover] "you can set your web page to 100% mode i dont know how ? "

i'm not a dreamweaver person, but generally, i'm guessing that the command would just make a table 100% wide - while technically you can scale graphics and if you were really determined, you could write a page that would scale stuff, it's just the same basic rules of bitmap graphics - you can add pixels that aren't there...so you can stretch an image, but you can't blow it up forever (that's why flash can because it's vector art)...you can make your page 100% wide, but you can magically scale content within it...you have to either have some dead space that you fill with pretty patterns or you have to mix that dead space into your design somehow...

sitruc


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compositing_loverRe: The most important issue ?
by on Apr 12, 2005 at 5:02:07 am

Thnx a lot.. That is an amazing Site got the exact idea what i need to do.. Once again thanks a lot.

U saved my lifee......


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Brian of Influx mediaRe: The most important issue ?
by on Apr 14, 2005 at 1:39:10 pm

I Agree with everything curtis has said to help you. I especially agree with what he said about Jakob Nielsen and his books. I highly suggest these books to anyone who is interested in "usability" on the web:

Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
Dont make me think! by Steve Krug
Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed by Jakob Nielsen

You will learn a plethora of information after reading these books and it will only make your web design/development better. Trust me.

B



Brian Artka

http://www.influx-media.com
Digital Video/Digital Media Specialist
Video Production/Web Design


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