Thursday, 4 October 2007

Font and color notes

  • Moderns are best used with short to moderate body copy, not for extended reading;
  • Clarendon-style serif faces usually carry a very high readability;
  • Slab serif faces can be appropriately used in applications.

  • Complementary color schemes are really bad for text, good for standing out something;
  • Analogous color schemes usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs;
  • Triadic color schemes tend to be quite vibrant and should be carefully balanced - let one color dominate and use the two others for accent;
  • Split-complimentary color scheme is difficult to mess up, but has less tension than complementary color scheme.
  • Square and Tetradic color schemes offer plenty of possibilities for variation and work best if you let one color be dominant.
Color Meaning:
  • Blue
    • Calming and sedate
    • Cooling
    • Aids intuition
  • Green
    • Soothing
    • Relaxing mentally as well as physically
    • Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety
    • Offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony
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Tools: Many Web Design Tools
Game: Google Image Labeler

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