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Choosing the right color

 
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Hello all
is there anywhere i can find info on the web or book on colour schemes for my gui. I am wasting my time experimenting with colours because i can not find the right match.
the GUI is going to be used on the net by users visiting to place orders so some nice colours would be good.
Thank you in advance
Amit Chohan
 
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Do a search for "web safe colors" and you'll get all kinds of suggestions. I found a pretty good site at:
http://www.visibone.com/colorlab/
 
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Thanks Greg just what i was looking for
 
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When choosing your colors, you might want to consider that a significant number of people are color-blind. I think I read that about 10% of males have at least some difficulty discerning red, green, and black (or shades of gray).
We just completed a project where we considered this very thing. Luckily we had a developer on the team that was as color-lind as a (I can't think of a good simile).
A quick search on google for "color blind gui development guidelines" turns up lots of useful information such as a guide from Ascension Labs.
 
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Also have a look at this online book from Sun -
Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines.
HTH,
- Manish
 
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Another way to find good color schemes, is to just surf the web. Find sites that are pleasing to the eye. What colors did they choose?
 
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