Posts Tagged ‘colours’

What were the top 10 most popular colours for websites in 2016?

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

To be honest, I do not know. After hours of searching online, I was unable to find any websites writing on the top 10 most popular website colours for 2016, although I did find an article by wired.com that stated that the most popular colour on the Internet in 2016 was blue.

This is quite apparent when you take a look at the top 10 most visited websites in Canada (http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/CA), about 60% of them (Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit, Amazon, Live and Diply) use blue as their primary accent colour. (more…)

How CMYK and RGB Colours Affect Printing Your Photos

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Ever wonder why the colours you get on your printed materials and photos look so different from the ones you see on screen?

It’s because your computer monitor lied to you!

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K.I.S.S.

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

This is a hard one for me. I’m a detail-oriented person. I don’t like to leave anything out in case I miss something important. If I’m telling a story, I like to embellish it with details. Getting to the point is often a long drive round the houses. But sometimes, keeping it simple is a must. On your website, for example.

When a visitor arrives on your homepage, he/she needs to know what it’s about almost immediately. They don’t have time to drive round the houses trying to find what they are looking for and they don’t need or want to be confused by irrelevant stuff. They also don’t want to leave with eye strain due to glaring colours or zigzagging down your page.

How do you make it easy for them to navigate your site and keep them there longer? By keeping it (stylishly) simple.

This doesn’t mean you can’t go into detail at all; there will always be some visitors that want to know more. But make it so they can get the gist from a five second glance and if they want more information, provide them with a means to get them there.

Here’s some  tips on keeping your website stylishly simple. (more…)