Color compatibility in web designing

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Color compatibility in web designing

Color does play an important role in web designing, and choosing the right color for the right site could sometimes attract more visitors. While some makes you feel calm and peaceful, some makes you headache and depreciate the site you're visiting. Color shows the uniqueness of the website. In order for me to create a successful site, I would need to choose the right colors for my site. :wink:

The forum I am currently creating contain colors that look too bright in my opinion.
The main colors are #00CCFF, (forgot the hex codes of others)light green, some yellowish color + a little of orange.

I want to change some of the colors, so the site would look not so bright and peaceful + feeling of secure. The color #00CCFF remain constant if possible. Also it would be even better if you can narrow it down to only 2 or 3 main colors.

So, what color do you think I should chose?


Thanx for advices ^^ :mrgreen:

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It appears I came home before 6, and here goes the pictures. . . . .
yes, yes, I am Chinese.

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I'll put some backgrounds for the chat some other time. . . .


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the red rectangle thing is the image for the board, I will replace with pictures later.

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orange bar doesnt seem to fit in the place....

please give some advices on the above pictures ^^
I would really appreciate human answer as to those machine generated colors.
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If you've got a link or a screenshot I'm sure you'd get alot more valuable insight ;)
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hmmmm, yea why didnt I think of that, , ,

hehe, but I am currently at school

I'll post the image when I get home, that is about 6 pm.
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Sure thing!
As you can see by your post, the 0CF looks quite bad on the grey background - you may be utilizing it in an entirely different way (on white, black, etc) and the colours it is next to can change an appearance entirely.
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well, the colors I used are all light

and light + light = too bright
though too bright, they look better than the ones upstairs hehe

and true #00CCFF doesnt look too good on grey background ^^
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Here's a pretty slick online tool to help you pick "non-conflicting" colors.
http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html

Just plug in your 00CCFF and Click "Set Hex"
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Do you guys happen to know forum systems of Discuz and phpWind?
what do you think of them?

This forum is built with phpWind system, http://www.sosg.net/ It looks nice and kool ^^

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Here's a pretty slick online tool to help you pick "non-conflicting" colors.
http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html

Just plug in your 00CCFF and Click "Set Hex"

okay .... I'll see if these colors fit with my bbs.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Here's a pretty slick online tool to help you pick "non-conflicting" colors.
http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html

Just plug in your 00CCFF and Click "Set Hex"

Here's another of the same sort of tool that I use alot: http://www.wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

It's cool because it gives you different combinations like mono, contrast, triad, etc. You can even set it to see what the colors would look like for somebody who suffered from Atypical Monochromatism or some other vision impairment.
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another colour picker I love is http://kuler.adobe.com ... very cool ...
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Kuler is especially cool because it's written in Flex. ;)
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images uploaded, waiting for review + answers
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hmmmm .....
no more replys :(
......no comments on the picture?

BTW I like kuler ^^
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Well, honestly, unless you're a kid (in particular a female kid) and the site is for kids, I'm not certain anyone else is going to be all that impressed. Just looks overall rather amateurish. Just some honest feedback.
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well,,,

my forum is going to be about anime(japanese cartoon), which is for kids and I do not think any adults will be going to anime site anyway. . . . . .

and thanks for being honest ^^

It's better than nobody replying
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That's actually the first thing I thought ... "Oh, it's an anime site" ... so I think you have hit it perfectly on the head for your target audience ...

//btw, I'm 21 and I watch anime ... I love it ...
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I concur (I always wanted to say that :D)

First impressions was "oh, anime". The foreign writing didn't hurt, either ;)
The Japanese culture is inherently more colourful than it's western counterparts, and I'd be in agreement with ATNO if it was - the site would look horrible if it was anything else.

I think you should keep it bright and bubbly.
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hmmm . . . . positive replys ^^
it'll look much better after I put all the pictures in

I'll work on the pictures later. I have to enhance some of the core parts first(uploading system and others. . . .) modify modify . . . .

I'll post new threads if I encounter any difficulity ^^
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When you have it ready for review and want additional feedback, please post it in the reviews forum after making at least three reviews of other people's sites. That is our board policy.

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