Web Design Tips for Programmers

web I found a good article on dzone today titled Why Programmers Suck at CSS Design. The title is actually misleading, rather than focus on the why, it will actually help you create some better looking pages.

I've often wanted to write a blog entry about the same topic.

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How to Confuse with Color

web This screen shot is taken from a Virtuozzo Power Panel, which despite my complaints here, has some nice features for managing a VPS.

As you can see they use a light shade of red for the red zone, and then red for the black zone.

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Kuler Kolors

web Adobe launched kuler on this morning. It's a tool that lets you create color swatches, and also has some community features that allow you to rate other people's color schemes. You can download the color swatches and import them into Photoshop or illustrator (ase files). Nice work Adobe.

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Color Contrast Checker

web I just found this Color Contrast Checker web site on del.ic.ious. You just give it your foreground (text) color and background color, and it will tell you if there is enough color contrast "when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen" (W3C).

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did you hack my cf?