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dailywisdom



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problems is because your header is a JPEG. JPEG uses lossy compression, so the colors don't always exactly match. If you resave the original as a PNG or GIF (which are more accurate on colors, and usually smaller for logos), the problem should be fixed.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gregori wrote:
Haha good idea but it didn;t work! Its now a gif and the problem is the same!


I'm not sure if this was the problem you ran into or not, but here's some notes for your reference either way. If you were converting the jpg to a gif, it wouldn't have worked. It would only work if you'd had an original (like a Photoshop or Illustrator file) that was precisely the right color. Once it was saved to JPEG, the correct color was lost.

That, along with layers and text editing, is the reason to always save an original in the preferred format of your graphics editing program.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thestripedone wrote:
There are a few online tools that let you see how the contrast looks for various people, like those with poor vision, people with various types of colourblindness, etc. Nothing to worry *too much* about, but it's probably a good idea to pay it some mind.


I came across one about two years ago that dealt specifically with color blindness. It allowed you to view a site "through their eyes". Unfortunately, I didn't bookmark it and I haven't been able to find it again since.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's it exactly. Thank you.
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