Quite true Saul, an interesting angle. Well, let's hope that the environment of our target audience is surrounded by calming positive colours that will trigger sales for us :lol: This subject is amazing, there are so many angles that I've never considered before and I don't think that I'll ever reach a point where nothing fascinates me about colour and what affect it can have on us!
I love that book Shaun, I particularly love that chapter too - It's one of the few books I've read that I've enjoyed in terms of the authors take on colour (well, and everything else, it's a great book overall) :tup:
Re: white space - yes I know :lol: but in terms of the colour white - it's interesting in itself. Most websites at least on beginner level that I've seen always either start off with white or black - that's really intriguing to me! Most layout containers I've seen are surrounded by say "white space" rather than well blue or orange or something.
Do you think it's a good idea to alter colours and their representations on the web? If we become so familiar with certain colours and their associations, should it really be changed? Isn't that just making us a bit more confused or is it healthy to create a new outlook?
lol sure sure - you and your late night prowling, it's all coming out now! :goof:
I do think colour schemes can be really good also, a lot of time saved for me too - nothing worse than getting stuck in a loop with a certain set of colours only to find out a few hours later you were doomed from the get go!
Yes, he's great TowerRaven - We never can truely appreciate the mind and how it works - I also agree that we are influenced by colour whether it's subconscious or not I don't know, I think it's a bit mixed. I mean, I love the colour blue - if I saw a button that said buy in both blue and then red - I think I'd choose my favourite colour blue. That's a conscious decision (:
Yeah it's difficult to try and find a happy medium. I find it hard to stick to a forum theme myself, I don't like offering the choice of changing around but perhaps if you're struggling with choosing a theme you're 100% happy with this is the right option at least for now. As an occasional gamer myself I tend to play in the evening times but I very rarely visit the gaming websites/forums due to the colour scheme being too dark for me - I think including the option to toggle on the light version would be a good idea IMO! See, already colour is playing a part here :lol:
Yeah, I saw that later on in the evening on SP's main page after I posted this thread, great minds :lol: I really liked the colour associations :tup: