the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue and others

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Down arrow and up arrow status

I have to make an iOS app, where there are categories and I have to show the decrease and increase in status of particular category. For decrease I used a red down arrow. For increase I used a green ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

I have a big website with some forms. There are four background-colours for the form components. One of them is pink/red. Here the image and the error message: I can't change the form ...
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How to define a certain color code for an intranet? [on hold]

I've been tasked with preparing a set of rules for the design standard of a collection of intranet modules. Most of these applications are already in production, and new ones are expected to be added ...
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Why is bright pink background a bad UX/UI?

A lot of people commenting on What color for error messages for a form with a red background? say that bright pink background is a bad UX/UI. Is it true? Is using bright red/pink as a background ...
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How to choose the background color of video monitoring interface

Recently, I am working on the UI of video monitoring system, and it include images, table, infographic, and etc. I am really hesitated how to choose background color. Many days ago, many good guys ...
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1answer
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Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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Color differences, android vs laptop and iphone

I developed a logo for an app I'm going to create. The problem is that on my phone the color is WAY off...like NEON. I checked it on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 and the same thing. On my son's ...
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3answers
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Color for (error)messages in forms

I've read some questions and answers on a few websites, including this one but it doesn't seem to answer what I'm looking for, which is: What are (generally speaking) the best colors to show both ...
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Monitors display more colors than human eye can distinguish

The human eye can differentiate about 10 million colors. A 24-bit display mode can produce about 16 million. Why, then, do operating systems have 32-bit and higher display modes if the apparent ...
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How to Indicate ComboBox Value Is Dirty

I'm looking for a good way to indicate the value of a ComboBox is dirty. With TextBoxes I set the Background to yellow but that looks a little funny with the ComboBox because by default it looks ...
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product details page with different variations

i am working on a product details page for an ecommerce website and i am dealing with complicated products like (sofa , bed ..etc) in these pages we have a lot of variation regarding colors and sizes. ...
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Order status indicator color [closed]

I am creating an android app from which user can order goods. I am using an price tag with various colors to indicate the order status. The statuses are OPEN - Immediate status after ordering, ...
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What are the go-to control colours, besides Red, Green and Blue? [closed]

When I, for whatever reason, think about most distinctive colors, the first ones that I'd use are the red, green and blue. But which ones should I use if I need more than three? An example I could ...
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Why are Inverted Colors considered an accessibility feature?

Why is it that in most Operating Systems the "Inverted Colors" display setting is considered an accessibility feature? Both Windows and OS X includes this option so it seems to be a recognized ...
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1answer
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Blue text - link?

Quick question! Is it OK to use blue text color if the text is not a link? Example: Would you assume that the blue text is a clickable link?
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1answer
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Color picker – indicator / selection marker

I have a color and brightness picker: It has been designed for touch interaction; you can scroll it horizontally. Now here's the thing: How do I design a good indicator for the currently selected ...
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1answer
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PDF: What text color should I use for entered information?

I have several PDF documents that I'm working on that are digitally signed. They include both sigantures and text. I've recently noticed IRS documents that are now using "blue" text for entered ...
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3answers
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How to go about placing contrasting colors in a listview?

I'm trying to put black and white in a listview, or in other words black and white cells. It doesn't look right, or easy on the eyes.
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3answers
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Grey versus white background for ease of use and readability/legibility

Many websites by default use a white background for maximum contrast (with black text) so I am wondering if there is a case for a very light grey background to be used instead because it comes up as ...
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Should Elmo be yellow instead of red? [closed]

Looking at the meanings of the colors, shouldn't Elmo be yellow instead of red? Meaning of the color yellow Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, ...
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Best color to display hot/cold but also on/off

I'm not really sure about some colours of one section of the application I am writing. Basically, I need to have a section that displays if something is ON/OFF, but also HOT/COLD. Now, usually, I ...
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1answer
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Is it OK for a material designed app to have list highlight color different from accent color

Currently, I'm using blue as accent color in my material designed app. I was wondering, from UI & UX perspective, is it OK for me to use light orange color, as list highlight color? Or, ...
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2answers
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See best distance and worst distance at a glance

I need to show the shortest distance among other distances on a map for a given point. I was thinking of a shading of colors from green to red but there are too much lines displayed (it will ...
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1answer
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Why does Google Images have multiple colors?

If I search something on Google Images, multiple boxes appear with similar ideas. These boxes are in different colors. Why? Wouldn't it look nicer to have one uniform color?
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13answers
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

I'm working as a front-end developer. I used to work on JavaScript technologies. But when it comes to UX and about choosing colors and stuff which I'm not able to understand well due to color ...
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9answers
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What are good resources for testing UI design for color-blind users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I check if my user interface is suited for colorblind people? I'd like to ensure that color blind users experience the UI with sufficient contrast between ...
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2answers
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passive detection of a mistake between two fields in a form

I'm creating a password generator that derive password from personals informations. I need to help users detect any mistake on one of the two fields username and password. For now, users have to ...
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1answer
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Material design's colors: primary/accent vs green/red

We have a big enterprise app to manage a lot of business data. We were using bootstrap and now are changing the design according to Google's Material Design guidelines. The guidelines offer to use ...
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2answers
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How to determine color palettes visible for the colorblind?

How can I create a color palette that can still be visible by those who are colorblind? Is there a resource that can help determine if color palettes meet WCAG standards? If not, could someone ...
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Is there a problem with using black text on white backgrounds?

Why do a lot of websites use a text color other than #000000 black when the background is white? For instance, this text will be displayed using a dark grey: .post-text { color: #333; } Have ...
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Color complimenting like Google's material specs

So here's my dilemma. I like Google's Material Design Color Specs, and they've obviously spent a fortune researching all the hues and shades. However, I'm dealing with a project where the end users ...
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How to choose a suitable colour between dark/light areas?

I'm trying to design a user interface that indicates which tab is selected, using the material design style: Interestingly one of the few things I don't like (and that I'm struggling with my ...
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4answers
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Is there a standard color list to keep adding new colors to a plot while retaining old colors?

My users pick one or more data sets to graph on a single canvas. The sets are color coded to distinguish between sets (all screenshots are for demonstrative purposes from demo utility): ...
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3answers
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Best Readable Console Colour

I am working on a system that outputs a PASS or a FAIL depending on what happened. There are other text being displayed so I would like to write the PASS or FAIL messages in colour as to easily ...
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2answers
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gray and black colors for layout [closed]

I'm trying to create my own layout for bootstrap. I found a lot of articles about choosing colors to layout, but layout also need some shades of grey and black for sidebars, navbar, to make some ...
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0answers
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Colors for grades A,B,C,D,F (A+,A- …) [duplicate]

In my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely? What do ...
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Color Sliders User-Friendly

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color slider. I've got 2 different kinds, and I would like to know which is most ...
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5answers
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What is the best color combination for on screen reading?

I work at an airline as a pilot and I am involved in the "paperless" project which aims to have no more paper in the cockpit - all the data should be accessible from tablet devices. We have a lot to ...
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2answers
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Why is red associated to greatness in some websites?

I have been lately wondering why some websites who rank products associate the red colour to being good and green with being bad. Isn't red usually associated to danger or to something you want to ...
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2answers
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Colours for project status

Given that a project can be not yet started active active, but paused completed What are good colours to help me represent those states (ass augmentation, only, to text) ?
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Color picker for temperature/intensity adjustable light

I'm doing a color picker for intensity and color temperature on a lamp. I try to create a 2d color picker for adjusting on the vertical axis the intensity and on the horizontal axis the color ...
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Is this site's colour scheme readable?

Having realised that I am not very good at identifying whether a site works and is readable, can I ask for comments on this site's colour scheme, which is entirely under my control. I have tried to go ...
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5answers
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Color choice for maximum legibility of text on glass

In our office we have transparent glass doors and we want to put text stickers on them. For example, name of the person or room function. The question is what color should be stickers to provide ...
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What is the reason for small, lightly coloured text?

We are all familiar with the concept of fine print for text that is to be discouraged from being read. However, lately I've been finding many websites whose main content is in tiny, lightly-coloured ...
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0answers
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When is it appropriate to use effects in window headers?

If one had a function that accessed a specific window's header and changed it's color, At what times is it best to use such an effect to alert the user of events occurring? I was thinking window ...
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1answer
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Colorchooser tool: named colors, categories (dark/light), Hex/HSV representation? [closed]

Could someone suggest a color chooser that orders colors into: dark and light and has color swatches that you can mouseover/click to get the Hex and HSV values vs crud like this: Note how difficult ...
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2answers
181 views

Multiple download buttons for a file type

i am designing a UI for a web application, there are multiple card like entries in a list, each item in the list can be uploaded in file type A downloaded in file type A downloaded in file type B ...
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votes
1answer
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What's the best proportions for coloring a clustered map?

I've got a map showing 26k+ positions. Here is what is shown with a cluster solution : I'm looking to display differents color/size for different proportions. Above is the minimum zoom when you ...
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6answers
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Background colour suitable for both black and white text

In my web page i have a black textured background and in foreground light blue, white, gray, yellow color texts are present. Colors that doesnt go with black color background are not visible. Can ...
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3answers
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Group rows in a table

It is very common to see tables on web applications nowadays but is not that simple to see tables with groups of rows. I have a table which can have multiple groups of rows. Each group can have from ...