jamesthemonkeh — 2012-10-11T08:50:18-04:00 — #1
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.
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?
technobear — 2012-10-11T09:20:55-04:00 — #2
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. :)
benbob — 2012-10-13T04:22:12-04:00 — #3
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.
attractsp — 2012-10-15T10:27:04-04:00 — #4
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!
ralphm — 2012-10-15T20:09:32-04:00 — #5
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.
jamesthemonkeh — 2012-10-16T08:48:43-04:00 — #6
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.
msunely — 2012-10-25T02:04:48-04:00 — #7
jamesthemonkeh — 2012-11-21T16:04:04-05:00 — #8
Hello would you agree that the colour scheme is better now? Ta.
attractsp — 2012-11-22T04:02:35-05:00 — #9
Ah, much better. Kinda nice actually.
ralphm — 2012-11-22T04:40:20-05:00 — #10
I still find the red on gray a bit hard to read.
technobear — 2012-11-22T05:36:26-05:00 — #11
Me too. You still don't have nearly enough contrast between those colours for legibility. (See my post above.)
jessica098 — 2012-11-23T00:33:52-05:00 — #12
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