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    Hey everybody,

    I need an opinion from all of you talented people

    I started building a forum (a vBulletin forum), and have a question about the color scheme.

    Now imagine the forum looking exactly the same as this one, except with orange colors instead of the blue ones. Everything is orange color (not dark, but light orange, of course).

    It looks nice, but I was wondering if that is distracting, a strain to the eyes, or its not calming as a color.

    What are your opinions about using orange as a color? What color would you suggest to use as a color scheme? Thanks in advance

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    Don't know if I could stand light orange backgrounds... but I'd have to truly see it to give my honest opinion. Got a link?

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    blue is more calming than orange in general, if it is a soft blue like these forums. Orange is more harsh and confronting. It depends what image you want.

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    jokaroo

    Make sure its a pale orange, and very subtle, anything strong and crisp may be hard on some people's eyes. Personally, I like the idea, as long as the color's are kept pale.
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    It may be too much orange. Have you considered tan colours for the backgrounds and then an orange as the highlight colour? Like ont hese boards - you'd have the tan replace the blue and the orange where they have the orange here?
    Or, a light gray and orange?
    Just some ideas.
    I'd have to see the site to really give an honest opinion. We all have different ideas of what a "light orange" is.

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    try not to use pure colours, bright colous...
    for exmaple, if you hoose blue, get the matted form...

    the end result is more professionalism in you design and its easier on your eyes.
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    The Hiding One lynlimz's Avatar
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    Originally posted by excessus
    0r4ng3 p4w4!
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    orange power? lol
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    How can i make a forum?

    Sorry to ask, i know this is a poll, and my answer to the poll is i think blue would look better. However, I'm pretty new to html, and i was wondering if someone could tell me some online resource, or just state the coding, or anything, to help me understand how to code a forum, thanks in advance

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    The Hiding One lynlimz's Avatar
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    .......did you just say code a forum?
    if so, html won't do much good..you need to know either php/mysql or perl..................
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    I'd change the color, as colors should usually be varied in a color scheme (i.e not all the same color, even if they're different shades). I'd suggest either blue (as SitePoint did here) or grey. Do you have a link to your site for us to see? I'd be a ble to make a better judgement after that.
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