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Default 04-29-2009, 06:26 PM

I think it would look best with lighter, pastel colours. Maybe a sky blue, white, and peach or something. Not anything neon, but something fairly airy and gender neutral at the same time. I don't want to go with anything too dark.
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Default 05-01-2009, 06:50 AM

Not too dark, but if it's ALL light colors, there will be nothing for the eye to focus on. If we consider color theory, we must use the colors in a way that will drag the eyes to the important stuff. If it's all pastell-y and Easter-ish (that's what I think of when I think pastels), then there simply will be nothing for the eye to focus on.

This, subconsciously, may affect the way a user views the site.

(You have my web design teacher to thank for all this cr'ap I'm spewing. x.x)


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Default 05-01-2009, 07:50 AM

So basically make the text darker than the background? That's a good idea. A board I'm on has a bit of a mottled background, see below:


(Yes, that is me.)

Short posts like this one are easy to read despite the bright white text. However, large posts like this next one are extremely difficult to read because of the default bright white text:



And while it is remedied with pale gray text, sometimes it is still too much. Plus, almost none of the colors used on such versions of sites don't show up well and you end up having to highlight nearly every word to read them. So my suggestion: Neutral, but light background with darker text. White text is painful and black is easier to read, but so is the neutral gray we have in our posts on TDP forums but if the colors are changed to neutral, then we won't be able to read it unless we either make it darker or lighter. I'm in favor of darker text. I'm going blind looking at my screenshots. o_o;



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Default 05-01-2009, 02:37 PM

The problem with grey is that it's boring. That's why I suggested blue and silver, with the same blue text we have now maybe. The blue could be different shades, or maybe a pastel shade and add colour to the forums. One site I go on has black and grey background for posts, and light grey text. A lot of people therefore flavour their text by colouring it. We don't want to encourage people to post in large, hot pink text with boring forums. O_o


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Default 05-01-2009, 04:45 PM

A dark-ish background (where the pink is currently) and a lighter center (the blue) will draw they eye to where it's supposed to go, and we can still keep thee relatively dark text.

I'm not sure about the blue; the color may be a bit too cool if we use too much of it, which may give a somewhat cold feeling to a place where one is supposed to generally relax and have fun talking with other people about various things.


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Default 05-02-2009, 02:48 PM

I just don't want it to be all really dark colours, like black and dark brown or something. I don't mind it how it is right now, and it's pretty light colours. Maybe I'm just a soft person. :P I don't want anything too harsh, is all...
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Default 05-02-2009, 03:04 PM

I don't know if anyone's brought this up yet, but I think we should have a vote on a few colors. Like one of the choices would be (I'm just giving examples) blue and purple, and another maybe light green and light pink or something, and so on. And then we can all vote on the colors we'd like best for the forums. I don't know, it's just an idea.
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