Do you think this is a good combination of colors for a site?

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  1. celticpride678

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    I'm working on redesigning my website and am wondering whether you think the attachment below has good colors (fit in together and look good). If not, any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     

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  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    So - what do you think would be better?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Well, opposite of cold is warm ;) It just needs a little bit livelier colors in some spots to give it some life. Mac Rumors is a bit drab, but they give it s tad of gusto using some read and also using slightly off-gray-scale colors for a lot of the colors. Also, work your contrasts some to improve readability, namely in the header region.
     
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    Is this a little better?
     

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  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I like those colors better.
     
  7. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    But - are they good or just better? Thanks for the help so far.
     
  8. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like the header. It looks incomplete, try making the header more unified. Also, the "Apple has just released a new..." just below the Menu is kind of distracting.

    I like the main body, but it doesn't fits with the dark colors of the webpage. In my opinion I would go for lighter colors (pastel/lighter tones).

    Dark grey line.
    Dark blue/grey (just slightly darker than the one in the main body background).
    Dark grey line.
    Slightly less darker blue/grey main body background.

    Too much grey!

    I hope it helps.:) BTW, I do think it was an improvement from the first, but you can still make it much better.
     
  9. ddh716 macrumors newbie

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    The original colors look better

    I like the original colors better. Its a nice, professional look. It doesn't have a lot of pizzazz. This may be good or bad, depending on the purpose of the site.
     
  10. jdl8422 macrumors 6502

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    It looks a little flat to me. You def need a splash of color in there. Try adding some depth to it. Sprinkle in so gradients, shadows, something like that.
     
  11. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    What do you think now? I had to remove the navigation bar for now...but it looks the same as before

    Flip the main background color and the header color?

    P.S. - I know the It's All Tech logo background is a different color - working on changing it.
     

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  12. manueld macrumors 6502

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    The color is definitely washed out, but wouldn't necessarily be a problem if your content was going to be rich in color (photos and the like) which it currently isn't. If your content is going to be primarily text, I would suggest adding a richer accent color.
     
  13. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    Chose different shades of blue...how about now?
     

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  14. Nsutton macrumors member

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    I like this one the best. But I would put the top nav bar on the left side..
    (maybe it's just because i'm left handed... :p)
     

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