After a while of having a fairly bold color scheme for the site, I decided to swing in the total opposite direction, and go with something much more subdued.
I’m not sure if I like it yet. I’m still tweaking it, and I may add some of the color back in.
23 thoughts on “Site Colors”
I like it, but I prefer the old one better.
Me too. The silver edition is nicely done but the older dark one just looks better.
This is what I’ve been waiting for from you Paul, this is great! Keep it.
Either one works
I love it, but maybe make the links a different color…
Can’t you make it selectable?
Also, as I type, my text in the text box is white so I can’t see it :(
I love the new colors! The black was problematic for me (from both an aesthetic and usability viewpoint).
I prefer the old scheme…
Oops! That’s fixed. :)
I like the new aspect. Good work.
I like it. I’ve been a long time fan of grey/silver. Personally, I liked the darker better, but this is cool too. Maybe a switcher?
Nicely done! But personally I like the old one. However, it is your blog, so you get to do whatever you want.
green was a great choice paul, it looks sharp
A mi no me gusta, prefiero el negro. A propÃ³sito, me gustaba mÃ¡s la pÃ¡gina cuando colocabas direcciones de salvapantallas curiosos y gratuitos, ademÃ¡s de cosas curiosas, etc.
Creo que despuÃ©s de las vacaciones que te diste, la pÃ¡gina dejÃ³ de ser divertida.
Long periods of looking at light colored or white pages is very tiring on the eyes. I loathe white pages… Please go back to the black version or choose something much more subdued.
Not sure what you are talking about. Studies have shown (and my own aging eyes can attest to this) that light colored type on black or dark backgrounds cause the most eye fatigue of any page design. If what you were saying is true, then why are 95% of the webpages on the internet white with black type? Why are books printed with black type on a white page? Because its easiest on the eyes, not the reverse.
Although the color choices in this new design seem a bit generic, it is MUCH easier to read for any length of time than the old design. I applaud the designer’s decision.
I personally like the black theme more than this one.. @ Gedeon: 95 % of the Internet pages are black on white background. But I like the black background because it’s different, and the design looks more powerful with a dark color. And euh… Jim’s got right.
(ps. sorry for my bad English, i am Dutch)
I’m in total agreement that the dark design has more appeal precisely because it is dramatic. Its not really different (we’ve all seen dark web page designs like this). I like the original design a great, great deal. I was simply taking issue with Jim’s notion that black type on a light background is harder on the eyes. It is not, it is easier on the eyes.
Whether one design is “better” than another is purely subjective, however I do agree that this light background design is more readable than the previous version. If your eyes don’t start to become fatigued after about 30 seconds of reading large fields of white type on black, then you are too young to know what I’m talking about. Give yourself a few years and we’ll talk again :-)
Here is a good example of the visual effect I’m trying to illustrate. Do pages like that hurt your eyes? Or does the strength of the design itself outweigh readability considerations?
I enjoy the silver quite a lot actually… but the little footer thing at the bottom of the page could do with a rethink. I really enjoyed the black though… maybe find a way to bring more back in? Keep up the good work… I enjoy the header a lot more.
“If what you were saying is true, then why are 95% of the webpages on the internet white with black type? Why are books printed with black type on a white page? Because its easiest on the eyes, not the reverse.?”
95% of the web lacks imagination, it doesn’t have to be BLACK and WHITE and you can increase legibility without having to result in such vapid color choices.
As for printed material? It’s economics and ease of printing.
I loved the old one – I can’t help but love this even more… But as kelly mentioned – what about a switcher (probably make that cookie-dependant as well, so it’ll remember your choice) would be an idea…
I’d go for this one any day, though.. :P