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Seems like more a graphic design question other than UX. Colour is something that might be the choice of your client and it is very likely that he/they will have a lot of say about it. I would not make colour changes without their consent as I've often experienced that the first thing people will comment about a design is how they like/dislike a colour. As ...


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Well I'm not an avid book reader, but I am a programmer and I look at text all day. For me text is a tool. I started programming with notepad black and white and it really wasn't all that great. Today my workshop looks like this. This is highly tailored to my preferences. In low light environments I strongly prefer light on dark, and I suspect most ...


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As Arthur Harrison mentions gradients are difficult to get consistency in print. Also with small type, using colours that are not a solid 100% colour mix (Say 100% opacity/fill Black) introduces a visible halftone dot unless the resolution of the printing is incredibly high. This could make it harder to read. Traditionally newspapers/magazine have overcome ...


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If you look at the data points on high contrast reading studies what you notice is more veriability on the high constrast side of chart. You will also notice that readability is not significantly lower on high contrast side. What that mean is some people find high contrast much more readable. This suggests that some people are well adapted to high contrast ...


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If the overall design can support black, then go for black! But, just keep in mind that you have to provide the appropriate visual contrast to support it; especially by the use of whitespace, size contrast and overall visual flow. A pretty nice example of using black on Call To Action, can be found on squarespace's landing page, image below (also get a ...


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Black is definitely not what you want here. Contrasting the primary CTA element with other UI elements is essential for task completion. The key tools for creating visual distinction are: position, shape & size, color, motion, and message. This article elaborates on how to use color effectively in CTA buttons. I'll assume that the primary CTA in this ...


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First of all, items that are being downloaded now should not be clickable/available for launch/viewing. This temporal unavailability should be signified by item's content (title, caption, image etc) and background greyed-out and the cursor that doesn't change when hovering this item. Second, there should be a progress bar displayed. This is how Adobe is ...


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Using black text on white background can obviously make your screen contrast. To make your screen comfortable to view, you can change the brightness and apply for an app called F.lux. This is a freeware to make your computer color automatically changed by the time of day, no-glare on your eyes. Actually the color is not the point, the time on staring at it ...


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Do you choose your button colors based on the context/view or need of that screen (to create contrast, importance, etc.), or are you orchestrating it with consistency and without exception throughout the product/site? Both. Because if you're consistent throughout all the product/site design, "that screen" will share the general design of the others, in ...


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We use the standard "Primary" "Secondary" "link elsewhere/escape" for our actions and never use red and green. Reason red and green is never used is because they may place un-intentional emphasis on the wrong things. e.g. We have a button for deleting an item. This is not a common action, yet if we make it red, this is the one thing we're drawn to on the ...



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