Get Totally Red!

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Another thought about the colors… They all have their meanings which usually come to our mind in real life, like for example black is associated with sorrow, white with purity, purple with royalty, red with anger or romance. And talking about red: how many meanings or associated things can come to your mind if you think about a single red color. Danger, love, revolution,Ferrari, sale, blood, Red Cross, charity, wine, middle-age crisis… In web design half of those are not used. Well only in a case it is really related to the items described by the meaning.

Red is a very strong and dominated color. It takes all the attention. All the banners and slogans that should attract the visitors usually made in red. If you need any detail to be emphasized on your website – make it red!

But some designers take another step forward and create the whole website in bright red colors. Even though most people agree it is hard to read on a red background no matter what color the font is: white or black I still think that if you have not so highly informative website with lines and lines and lines of text you can overcome this problem with using non-standard fonts and sizes. And that can make your website stand out!

And if you think that red color is too aggressive and bright for a website just think of it’s shades. The shades of red color can give you totally opposite impression. For example the feeling of comfort (that can be a good for a restaurant or a book store/library website).

To make it more visible I have looked through more than a hundred of different websites that have a red color as their main and have chosen the best (to my opinion) examples of the red websites. See for yourself.








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