When you tell someone you’re a “Web Designer”, you usually get raised eyebrows and an “ooooh!” expression in return. That’s because most people wouldn’t dare to tread into such an ether world as designing something you can’t touch, occupying space in – well – space. But, do you really know what you’re doing? No matter how many ideas you have, you can always learn a little more. So, here are some
First of all, make sure the
The background more or less sets the mood for your page. If it is super bright, with lots of patterns on it, It may overpower the main content. The same is true if you have a GIF in your background, or use strobe effects.
Sure, you may have a really “punk” concept to promote, but remember that if the viewer can’t read the information on the site, you won’t be able to promote anything. If you choose to use a really busy background, make sure there is a solid layer between the background of your
Red font on a blue background. Seriously? NO ONE can read that! What are you trying to say? If you have ever had to copy the text from a website, past it into a word document, highlight it all and then change the font color JUST TO READ the content, then you have been a victim of bad
Another thing to remember when choosing colors is to select a color palette. A good rule of thumb is to use a paint sample strip from a paint store. The colors usually go well together, so they won’t clash on your web page. Of course you can use contrasting colors – if you don’t your text won’t show up – but make sure any text is legible.
The fonts you choose for vital information on your
Choosing your background, colors, and fonts are just the beginning of your new