What Color is Your Website?

Written by Andrew T. LaPointe

During site creation, it is very easy to fall intorepparttar trap of "if I can, I will" thinking. This method of thinking is very dangerous. The premise is if I can create a site with 256 differently colored words, backgrounds and graphics, I will. Your site may look great, but what will you accomplish? The disadvantage to creating a single site with dozens of different colors is color compatibility between different operating systems, monitors and browsers. Ifrepparttar 134712 browser of your visitor cannot show an exact color from your website, it will chooserepparttar 134713 closest or mixrepparttar 134714 nearest two colors. This is called dithering. The result can be something you did not want or expect.

The best way to avoid dithering is to optimize your site colors. The best way to optimize your colors is to userepparttar 134715 colors in a 216-color palette. Here is a good link that give a full example on dithering and color palettes:


You can also find additional information on dithering by searching byrepparttar 134716 following words: dithering, avoid dithering and halftones By designing a site with this in mind, your site will appear as it should to all of your visitors.

Now that you have learned about dithering, let's learn how colors evoke a broad array of emotions, and influence our decision-making process every day. By using these nonverbal clues to your advantage, you can influence how your visitors feel about your site.

Colors and How to Use Them

The three primary colors are yellow, red and blue. The secondary colors are orange, green and purple. The secondary colors arerepparttar 134717 results of mixing two primary colors together. Yellow and red will create orange. Yellow and blue will make green. Blue and red will create purple. Of course, mixing secondary colors with primary colors will further increase color variations.

Here are some ofrepparttar 134718 emotions and moods commonly associated withrepparttar 134719 more popular colors. Remember, these examples are broad emotional definitions for each color.

Red: Red is designed forrepparttar 134720 daring, persuasive and passionate. It also represents "danger", "stop" or heat. Red can be a very powerful motivator when used with proper corresponding words. Words and phrases to highlight with red include: "Act Now", "Stop", "Order today", "Red hot", "Don't miss out" or "Don't miss this opportunity".

Web Source Web Design Tips - Don't Forget Your META tags

Written by Shelley Lowery

When designing a website, make sure you include proper META tags inrepparttar HTML of each page. META tags are HTML code that enablerepparttar 134711 search engines to determine what keywords are relevant to a specific site.

About 80 percent of all web site traffic originates from repparttar 134712 eight major search engines. It would be a good idea to make sure you've done your homework and fully understand how to optimize your web pages prior to designing your website. This will save you a lot of headaches inrepparttar 134713 long run.

Yahoo - http://www.yahoo.com/

AltaVista - http://www.altavista.com/av/content/addurl.htm/ Hotbot - http://www.hotbot.com/addurl.asp/ Lycos - http://www.lycos.com/addasite.html/

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