Color for Websites (Digital Media Design) Hardcover – 26 Oct 2001
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As all web designers know, colour is a crucial ingredient in any website. From the very basic level of attracting potential 'surfers' to stop and take a look at a site, to the more complex navigational requirements, colour use can make or break a website. This title will examine in-depth the difference in value between colour on screen and print-based material. Through outstanding examples of good colour use in websites - both high-budget and low-budget sites - this book provides the reader with what's current, as well as looking to the future. A must for students and practising designers, and an extremely useful reference tool for those who commission web design
Top Customer Reviews
There is information about the additive colour wheel which is great, and I've created some excellent colour schemes using it. But where all the web-colours fit is left to the reader to work out.
Similarly, there's a page on lustre, iridescence and luminoscity which look great, but I can't work out how to implement them from the information provided.
I did learn a lot from this book and my designs and pages will be, I'm sure, much improved. I'm also confident talking about colour now. But I just know there's so much more to learn about the subject, and at the price I expected something more.
I'm afraid this is a wishy washy book, little information, and little of that of great interest (at least, not to someone who has been in the game a while).Lots of blown up colour palette pics, definitions of things like luminosity, explanations of hexidecimal colour references etc.
Sorry, if you wrote this book., but I wish I'd read this reference before buying...
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The book is filled with lots of pages displaying nothing but colors. Without a comment. Just like that. Thank you Mrs. Holzschlag but i already have these colors on my computer, no need for you to sell them to me in a book. They'll look different on my screen anyway than on paper.
What i want is color psychology, color associations, how to best combine different colors (beyond just naming the typical color schemes - color scheme generator 2 could automatically create that type of generic scheme) , things to consider on the screen other than "use browser-safe colors". These topics are hardly covered in this book. Maybe mentioned, but that's about it.
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