Colour is subjective. There’s no right answer. But there are definitely some firm guidelines. Pale blue, maroon and yellow for example, fall outside these guidelines (I’m looking at you Aston Villa). But then sometimes, out of nowhere, colours you assumed were hideous can work. Is there ever a reason to use mustard? Yes!
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Unless they’re very scary:
When used correctly, good imagery can make a website, especially in the increasingly popular flat design trend. The layout matters, of course. Our centre-aligning days are behind us. Everyone prefers pictures to walls of text, as long as they’re high quality and appropriate. I’ve drawn a handy diagram to illustrate the preferences for your website imagery:
Galway Startup Weekend
The team (Laura and I, two people count as a team) spent our weekend doing Galway Startup Weekend. It’s a start up initiative. You have a group of people (about 60-70 at the Galway event) of varying skill sets that form mini companies and develop a business idea. At the end you pitch to a panel of judges and if you win the prizes are pretty great.
Hello. Welcome to our wonderful world of website and graphic design. I thought I would open with the story of our name.
If you’ve ever been to a table quiz, you’ll know the distress, rage, uncertainty and anxiety associated with picking a name. Sometimes there’s a prize for best name, so even if your useless teammates don’t know Jimi Hendrix was a member of Club 27, you might still walk away with that coveted box of Roses chocolates. You argue, you rack your brains trying to think of other table quizzes you’ve been at where teams had brilliant names, you settle on “Team 8” and live with the shame. You don’t win any chocolates and Anne’s brother Dave has never heard of Jimi Hendrix.
So imagine that… Times a thousand.