Colour Scheme & Fonts

Colour is important. Of course it is. Most websites will have a scheme with a minimum of five colours. This site uses five basic colours – count them. Any more than five can get a little too much on the eye. Some may say five is a lot and how do you get all five to go well together?
To help choose your colours, visit www.colourlovers.com/palettes
An excellent and FREE site with terrific search facilities to help you find a combination of colours to your taste. If you find a palette you like, be sure to note the name of the palette (and ideally it’s URL) in your submission and not the individual colours.

Similarly www.texturelovers.com offers the same but for textures. Their library is still quite small but they do have great examples of how textures can be featured in a website. For one of the largest collections of textures online visit CG Textures. Again be sure to note the precise label of the texture you like to avoid losing it in the vast library.

Textures can look good in the general background, behind buttons, in smaller more distinguished boxes of the site, themed areas etc… Indeed there are loads of sites out there offering FREE textures under Creative Commons License, so the only hard bit is picking which ones you want in your design.

And what about the font. Check out what you like at this site, Abstract Fonts.  Again, be sure to note the name of your font to identify from the thousands available.