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BarbRad
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on 05/30/2011

I'm wondering why you chose orange for the module headers? So much of this site is structured like HubPages, but the color scheme seems to be more Squidoo. Orange clashes with so many colors in images. On squidoo we can switch to a different color scheme with the themes, but I would hope there would soon be a way to use more neutral colors for headers and pages -- grays or earthtones., maybe. Just a hope. I think the colors are one thing HubPages got right and Squidoo got wrong. Or maybe I just don't like orange. 


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HealthfulMD
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on 05/30/2011

They are complimentary colors?

I know I'd like to see options for different text colors other than just orange. 

Writing grief articles with orange text doesn't work well.


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BarbRad
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on 05/30/2011

HealthfulMD, you've got that right. I also do a lot with bereavement and grief, just not here, not yet. 


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chefkeem
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on 05/30/2011

Within the text module you may create any colors you like (html).

You may change the color of the background in the right side bar, in edit mode.

We've had already discussions about the default color scheme and we're working on options.

Right now, however, there is soo much else to take care of... please be patient with us. Smile


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HealthfulMD
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on 05/30/2011

Found the other ways of changing colors.

I just notice that the orange against the green looks a bit much - but it works for nutrition articles.

I don't see a good option for grief articles.

Grey and orange is pretty weird. Black and orange looks like Halloween.

 

 


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AJ
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on 05/31/2011

I can see why people may have views about the colors that are available to use - somewhere I saw a blog post, maybe a page on Squidoo, that discusses the best colors to use depending on the topic and the message you are trying to convey.

However, I have just done some searching and found this post about the psychology of color:

http://www.2createawebsite.com/design/color-psychology.html

 

HealthfulMD
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on 05/31/2011

As noted in the article, "The background color of your website, the color of your header, the color of your text, headlines and sub-headlines etc. can all have a psychological impact on your visitors." 

So by having Blue and Orange it means:

ORANGE is associated with comfort, creativity, celebration, fun, youth, affordability.

BLUE is associated with trustworthiness, success, seriousness, calmness, power, professionalism.

I also like purple for grief because it is associated with healing.


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Marie
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on 05/31/2011

I really love the orange and blue colours - nice and fresh looking. I think it's quite a safe option too.

Orange and green is another favourite combo of mine but some people are a little superstitious over the use of green.

 


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on 06/02/2011

One of the things that is very relevant these days is to avoid too much coding relating to colour

Less coding means speedier sites = Google loves you more.


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