Does this colour scheme bug you?

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Does this colour scheme bug you?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Wheres the toilet?

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  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    #1
    Im uncertain about the grey/white background and whether it makes it look a bit like 'grubby' white. The reason it is like that, is to allow for portfolio items i.e. logos etc to stand out more than on a darker grey gradient.

    (I think that all makes sense) :p
     

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  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    The lime green on the bottom right is a bit too loud if you ask me.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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  4. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    I'll echo the previous two, perhaps maybe a darker green?
     
  5. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    The devil told me to use green so it stays however Ive taken it down a shade or two.

    How about this?
     

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  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Er, it's a whole different hue now-- more blue than yellow like the first. The first grated on the eyes less. I feel like they're both too high chroma. I like the general green of the 2nd one more, but still think it needs to be toned down a bit. Less saturated?


    I dunno. :eek:
     
  7. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, less saturated. I do like the green though. Just not the brightness.

    But overall, it looks very good and clean.
     
  8. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Its meant to be in stark contrast to the grey. So it should stand out. If it was printed it would be Pantone 375 (if you have a swatch book handy). :)
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Contrast should be able to be achieved without being obnoxious. :p

    The other thing is, I understand that it's meant to simulate light falling onto the "white paper" that curves slightly so that the top portion is a brighter and truer white while the bottom part is darker or "cast in shadow" slightly... but because of that, the green stands out that much more at the bottom because the contrast is greater. Did you use a different green for the top lettering vs. the bottom? I'm guessing not, but that would help greatly, too. I think only the bottom green text needs more attention.

    And nope, no swatch book. I'm not a designer or anything cool like that. :eek:
     
  10. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    I think the green you showed us first was right and the real problem is the white type on top of that green. Did you experiment with different colors for that particular type?
     
  11. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    You cheeky monkey. If I had 3000 mile long arms I'd spank your arse :D

    Its difficult because I dont want to stray away from what I actually want it to print like but the grey makes it difficult to make slight adjustments to the green. They are either not noticeable or wildy different.

    But I'd do anyhitng to please you Devilot *starts stretching arms* so I'll keep at it. ;)
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    that could be it. perhaps if it was a darker color font that'd make it less jarring.
     
  13. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    I really like the idea.
    It looks a bit dim though, like an underexposed photo.
    brighten it up a bit.
    IMO, black buttons with white text would be better for the lower navigation.
    Use the green for rollover effects.

    GL
     
  14. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Sorry but it still does my head in. Looking at those buttons for too long is painful.
     
  15. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Its done in iWeb so no rollovers coz cant be arsed with coding etc. But I think i've cracked it by using a very subtle gradient on the buttons.

    Check it out yall....
     

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  16. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    looking much, much, much better imo.
     
  17. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Mmm. I like that. I think you're really onto something.

    Teehee.

    [​IMG]

    Puh-lease, I think others wouldn't mind seeing a slight tweak. :D


    Darn, took too long to find a monkey pic.
    I do think it's better, but I'm curious as to how the green buttons would look if you used the same color for that text as the one you used for the "Home" button text.
     
  18. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    It REALLY messes with your eye because it creates a halo and is literally painful to look at. Kind of like Bright red on bright blue. :eek:
     
  19. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    I like the gradient much better. It's subtle, but makes a big difference to me.
     
  20. jng macrumors 65816

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    the grey is too dark. I have to strain my eyes to read it.
     
  21. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.
    Because the grey gradient gets progressively darker, it is harder to read the second paragraph compared to the first. Plus if you add a punchy yellow car/object next to it and a rounded (albeit nicely subtle) menu under the car, that lively area only flattens the second paragraph more. Maybe you can lighten the gradient a touch?
     
  22. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    I preferred the original green hue over the new one. But I would have added a bit more yellow to the green rather than go towards blue.
     
  23. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I like the look just tone down the green and it will look great.
     
  24. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Maybe match the green in "stuarthuff" for better balance? Otherwise the color scheme is nice.
     
  25. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    The green is the same on the name as in the button except for the gradient. If I put a gradient on the name (which is stuartluff by the way) then it will be harder to read. :)
     

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