Category: Color Contrast
What are Primary Colors
Color Theory begins by understanding the difference between additive and subtractive primary colors.
Does Your Font Have Style?
Font style is a way to emphasize portions of the text on your web page. However, learning when to use different styles is important.
Can I Get Your Attention?
How you emphasize text is important within your web content.
Newspapers Sometimes Print Useless Charts
One of the problems that occur when newspapers use a chart from another source is that the original chart may have been perfectly fine visually using colors that did not cause any problems for most viewers. However, when the image is printed in the newspapers, they tend to forget that newspapers only print black and…
Must Text Color Contrast with the Background of an Image?
Text added to an image must also provide sufficient color contrast for those viewing your webpages visually.
Fixing Your Color Contrast – Part 2
Last time we saw how to adjust the colors of text (or background) to meet the color contrast requirements for ADA compliant websites. Using the tool mentioned in that post, we examined various methods to select other colors for text. But what if you really like the text color with which you started and what…
Fixing Your Color Contrast – Part 1
Now that we covered how you can determine whether your text meets the color contrast ratio requirements (see last post), how can you adjust your text and background colors to fix any situations where the contrast ratio is not adequate? There are several ways. Let us begin with the easiest. Black text on White background…
Finding your Color Contrast
If you read my last post, you have an idea about why color contrast is important, especially for those with color blindness. But color contrast is not just for the color blind. I have seen some poor color choices on various public websites. I will not embarrass them by naming them here. However, I will…
The Wonderful World of Color
Color! Imagine a world without color! It would be like living back in the world of the 1950s when everything was black and white. At least on TV. Today people take color for granted. Well, most people do. But our eyes are unique sense organs that allow us to perceive the color of different objects…