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    My Colour Scheme

    Hello I have just sent my first ever website out to friends to get feedback, and a couple have mentioned that the red and yellow text is too bright on their eyes.

    http://www.ubereadoolische.com/

    I chose those colours because of the link my website has to the idea of Berlin, hence colours of the German flag.

    Do you think it is particularly detrimental? Or should I stick with it? I have darkened the yellow and red shades a bit but perhaps I could do more?

    Many thanks
    James

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    I don't have a problem with the yellow, but I find the red extremely hard to read, especially on the brownish background of the sidebar. Although it seems too bright, for somebody with colour-blindness, that red text could vanish altogether, because there is insufficient contrast. I find this tool invaluable for checking colour combinations. It not only lets you test for "normal" vision, but shows you how the text would appear with various forms of colour-blindness. It can be most enlightening.

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    Sorry to say, but I find the red on grey and grey on black text horrible. If the site did not offer vital info that I couldn't get anywhere else, I'd be gone in a second.
    Symbology is a great tool, but it should be used in a sublte way.

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    The yellow is ok I guess, but the red is kind of annoying. I general it's a good idea to work with the color wheel (use colors that sit opposite against each other on the wheel). Good luck with your first website!

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    Yes, the red on gray is pretty harsh. I doubt that people will really appreciate the spirit behind the color choices anyway, so I'd rethink this. Perhaps have the colors somewhere—as borders, a background image or whatever—but not mix those colors with the actual text. So maybe have a white page with decorations at the top, sides or elsewhere, but not behind the actual text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    Yes, the red on gray is pretty harsh. I doubt that people will really appreciate the spirit behind the color choices anyway, so I'd rethink this. Perhaps have the colors somewhere—as borders, a background image or whatever—but not mix those colors with the actual text. So maybe have a white page with decorations at the top, sides or elsewhere, but not behind the actual text.
    Thanks to all for feedback.

    I think I will do a site redesign in the short-term future once I have learnt some more coding and make boxes etc with the chosen colours and change to a white or very light background.

    I will also lessen the harshness of the red somehow.

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    You can also take help from these websites:
    http://www.colourlovers.com
    https://kuler.adobe.com

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    Hello would you agree that the colour scheme is better now? Ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesthemonkeh View Post
    Hello would you agree that the colour scheme is better now? Ta.
    Ah, much better. Kinda nice actually.

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    I still find the red on gray a bit hard to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    I still find the red on gray a bit hard to read.
    Me too. You still don't have nearly enough contrast between those colours for legibility. (See my post above.)

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    the color scheme is not right, you must see some same sites and note their color schemes and then yopu can get an example, in my opinion use white background


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