helping you communicate through colour

Apple Patterns

Apple Patterns

Apple Patterns

Apple patterns, available as digital files in my Etsy shop and preprinted pages in my Zazzle shop.

Gremlin IT

Taking the modern economy into account, many modern-day Gremlins have taken up jobs in tech support. BlackHEX: #282828RGB: 40, 40, 40 Dark GreenHEX: #475b34RGB: 71, 91, 52 Mid GreenHEX: #7a8e33RGB: 122, 142, 51 Mid GreyHEX: #b1b9acRGB: 177, 185, 172 Light GreyHEX: #c4ccbcRGB: 196, 204, 188Continue Reading

CSS Background Tips

CSS Background Tips

If you don’t know any CSS at all, you might want to check out the CSS Cheat Sheet before reading further. Changing backgrounds is pretty basic, but a little extra understanding won’t hurt. Basic Backgrounds Recolouring a background is easy enough: put body{background-color:#ffffff;} in your stylesheet, with whatever colour you want in place of theContinue Reading

Colour Scheme: Lime Garden

Colours: Background: #78aa63 Header text: #2d2d29 Banner: #863540 Paragraphs: #c6d584 and #e2ddaa I’m working on getting the hang of WP child themes – some day I’d like to be able to create entire themes on my own, but even once I can do those, child themes are a faster and easier way to recolour anContinue Reading

5 Easy Website Requirements for Good Accessibility

5 Easy Website Requirements for Good Accessibility

Making a website look good isn’t the only important part of design. Websites should also be designed to be accessible to people with disabilities. A great-looking website which is completely inaccessible to blind people is useless to an entire group of people. There’s plenty of ways to make websites more accessible to people with disabilities,Continue Reading

6 Elements to Change when Customising Your Website

6 Elements to Change when Customising Your Website

When it comes down to changing colours on a website, there’s only three declarations which affect colour: ‘background’, ‘color’, and ‘border’. ‘Background’ and ‘border’ are fairly self-explanatory; ‘color’ refers to changing the colour of text. These three attributes can be attached to almost any design element. So which elements do they really need to beContinue Reading

Eight Free WordPress Themes with Customisable Colour Schemes

Eight Free WordPress Themes with Customisable Colour Schemes

So you know how to customise a website colour scheme, but maybe there’s still the issue of what design to start off with. Or maybe you’d like something you can change a little faster: tinkering with website CSS is all well and good, but you want your site up today, and it’s faster to switchContinue Reading

Changing a Website Colour Scheme, Part Two: CSS Cheat Sheet

Changing a Website Colour Scheme, Part Two: CSS Cheat Sheet

This is Part Two of the ‘Changing a Website Colour Scheme’ series. Still need to read Part One? Go to Changing a Website Colour Scheme: CSS Basics and learn everything you need to use this cheat sheet. Basic Colour Options There’s three main ways to declare colour in CSS: hex, RGB, and colour name. HexContinue Reading

Changing a Website Colour Scheme, Part One: CSS Basics

Changing a Website Colour Scheme, Part One: CSS Basics

The best way to change an entire website’s colour scheme is by using CSS. For those who are unfamiliar with it, CSS (or Cascading Style Sheet) is a method of consistently styling websites. A cascading style sheet can be saved as a separate file (usually style.css or something similar) and then linked to in theContinue Reading

6 Web Design Tips for Newbies

6 Web Design Tips for Newbies

What makes a great website? The best way to create a rewarding experience for your site visitors is with a visually striking, useful, and easily navigable website. A variety of programs make it possible for anyone to create a site with limited experience and no programming knowledge, but to make the site truly great, there’sContinue Reading