Monday, August 30, 2010

The Importance of contrast in web design.

Contrast is an important element in a design. It helps create a visual hierarchy, establishes a separation in between figure and ground, creates depth and many other things. In web design contrast is an important thing to think about, if nothing more than for readability purposes. For example This Site uses gray on white text that is a lot harder to read than This Site that uses black on white text.
Therefore, if for no other reason than the readability of the text, make sure that there is a consideration of the color contrast between the text and the background.
NOTE: color contrast is not the only contrast consideration that must be made, there are many other types of contrast that must be considered. For example think of the contrast between the size of the headlines on a page and the body of the text.

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