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Choose the right colors for your website

There are numerous webpages that describe theory of colors in detail, but this one offers useful tools as well. The ColorsOnTheWeb website is dedicated to the use of colors in design, and especially in web design. Thanks to these pages web designers may get a better understanding of the importance of colors – and may choose the right ones for their websites.

ColorsOnTheWeb: Useful tools which can help you to choose the right colors for your website.
„Most of the physical properties of colors are things that you can do without knowing. Learning about this certainly won't hurt, but skipping over them shouldn't affect your ability to use colors in an effective way,“ says the author of this website. And ads: „Color combination is really the most important part of color theory and designing with colors, and also the hardest...“ The tools available here are mostly about color combination.

How you can use it
What tools you can find here? The Color Wizard is a color matching application for anyone who wants to create designs with good looking colors. The tool lets you submit your own base color, and it automatically returns matching colors for the one you selected. It returns a set of hue, saturation and tint-shade variations of your color, as well as suggests color schemets to you, based on your color's complementary color, split complementary colors, analogous colors and other variations.

The color wheel offers a selection of three random colors. The tool randomizes among some 16 million colors and since each spin produces three different colors, that gives almost endless color combinations.

The Color Contrast Analyzer is a tool to help you identify good color combinations from an accessibility standpoint. The color visibility in this tool is calculated based on suggested algorithms from the World Wide Web Consortium.

A few last words
And there are more than this. Do you want to know more about the color theory? Do you want to know what are web-safe colors? (The ColorsOnTheWeb website says: Web-safe colors are somewhat of a remainder from the early years of the web, back when a normal screen could only display 256 colors. Back then, there was a reason to be concerned about consistency in how browsers displayed the colors...“ Then this website will be really useful for you.
(20. 11. 2008 | editors)

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