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Gregori
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: website colour help! Reply with quote

I have just been experimenting with different colours on my site. I wanted the background and header graphic to be the same base colour (#99ccff). I changed the background no probs. I also painted the background of my strip and it blends in fine. But for some reason the header graphic, despite being the same hex code, looks darker! Help!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey buddy! just out of curiousity was the file for your header saved under CMYK rather than RGB?

thats the first thing I can think of...i'll see if i can think of anything else lol
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I thought of that, I tried it in both modes and they both still looked darker! This is bugging me so much!!!
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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 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha good idea but it didn;t work! Its now a gif and the problem is the same!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:48 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!



(PNGs have gamma correction. This is an issue I had with my site before, but I made sure all background graphics were gifs, and problem solved. But that's not applicable here I guess.)


Ok, I checked the colors in PS, and the color in the header image isn't #99ccff.
Here's a fixed one to save you the trouble of changing it.



e: Hm, it's not 100% exact, but eeerhhh.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot man thats awesome! I'm still experimenting but that looks superb in the mean time!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New site colors look great btw - liking the blueeeeeeeeeee...haha
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks man, I am just playing with different things at the mo!
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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 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a suggestion: Avoid blue-on-blue text. Especially when that's on blue-on-blue background Razz People with poor vision will have a hard time reading it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that man! I didn't know that! I shall tweak accordingly!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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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 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dailywisdom wrote:
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.


Vischeck.com?
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