A GUIDE TO TOP COLOR COMBINATIONS IN WEB DESIGN - An extensive article about how to use colors in your designs and about 45 different simple designs implementing workable color combinations, and I will add to this list at regular intervals. So bookmark this page, and come back when you are in the process of designing a website.
TOP COLOR COMBINATIONS IN WEB DESIGN - The list of about 45 different simple designs implementing workable color combinations, and I will add to this list at regular intervals
About Choosing Colors in Web Design - An article about choosing palettes and web safe colors for your web pages.
Color Meanings and Colors That Go Together - Colors are more than a combination of red and blue or yellow and black. Colors have symbolism and color meanings that go beyond ink. As you design brochures, logos, and Web sites, it is helpful to keep in mind how the eye and the mind perceive certain colors and the color meanings we associate with each color.
Color for Coders - Color and Design for the Non-Designer - Color selection for Website design is a topic that's been approached from many different angles. Some people approach it from a usability standpoint, explaining how to ensure readability and cross-platform compatibility.
The Meaning of Color - Understanding the meaning of color as well as the cultural use of color and how colors interact is important in print and electronic design in order to convey the right tone, message, and evoke the desired response to the brochure, newsletter, ad, Web site, or other publication.
A Color Primer for Graphic Designers - Here are some of the more common color schemes that relate to graphic design.
Illegal Colors - Find out which colors do and which colors don't work in graphic design.
Pick a New Color Picker - Put some spice into your Photoshop life and pick an alternate color picker!
Color Harmonies - Color Harmony is often the key factor in the success of a design. There are an infinity of colours and shades to choose. This means that choosing a selection of colours for a project seems something complicated.
Graphic Design and Choosing Colors - Colour affects the way we feel, the effect is so strong that colours have become associated with emotions.
Transforming the Design of Logos with Colors - A bad choice of color could obscure the identity of the logo altogether...so find out how to choose the right colors for your logo design instead.
Graphic Design with Flying Colours - The first point I made was that a colour wheel is a tool, but him as the designer was the one with the power of choice, but I also added that there are other guidelines to follow within this article.
Mezzoblue Color Schemes - A ‘technical’ method of colour-selection involves choosing one or two dominant colours from the colour wheel, to be used with a small set of complementary colours. Find out different methods for choosing the right color schemes for your designs.
The Meanings Behind Colors - As we endure the mood of others for both good and bad, we also endure the mood deriving from colors for both good and bad. Colors are the visual manifestation of moods placed on objects.
Choosing and Using the Best Colors and the Psychology of Colors in Graphic Designs - Are you using the best colors for your web site? Many web designers often overlook the issues of color in web design. When choosing colors for your web site there are three main areas that should be addressed.
The Meanings of Color - Here are some hidden meanings behind each color.
Graphic Design Using Color - Color is everywhere and conveys a message even if we don’t realize it. While this message can vary by culture it pays to know what colors “say” in your own corner of the universe, and even what color means to your target market.
Choosing Web Palettes in Web Design - For most people, colour is something taken for granted. It is all around us. Yet, when we come to use colour, in paintings, in design, in our furnishings and clothes we often make mistakes because we don't understand what is going on.
Notes on Color Theory in Visual Design - Choosing Colors to Communicate Messages and Experiences.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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