Re: colors and backgrounds for web pages

  • From: "Lamar Upshaw" <lupshaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 21:48:53 -0800

Thank you to all of you for weighing in nicely on this.  I've learned three
things for certain:
1. learn about color style sheets.
2. pay attention to color contrast.
3. get sighted opinions.

It also sounds like i can use javascript along with CSS.  This is good to
know, because that may come in handy in the future.  I don't know much about
javascript, but for what I do know, I really enjoy it.

Am I correct in assuming that CSS also involves pictures and images?

I'll go to w3schools and begin learning about this stuff ASAP.

Thanks to all of you once again.

With All Respect,
Upshaw, LaMar T
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "inthaneelf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: colors and backgrounds for web pages

> yes Lamar , if you have a feel for colors, which I do since I was fully
> sighted at one time, then picking the colors you use has only a few rules,
> and an assortment of options.
> dark backgrounds with light text seems to be, for the main part (there are
> exceptions to every rule), better for low vision users, and jaws has no
> problems with that.
> not using combo's of blue and green, or red orange yellow, for a page
> for those who have two of the three types of color blindness.
> and keeping in mind the stock colors for links is a good idea as well,
> I always have trouble with, I think... if my moldy rocks, I mean brain
> misleading me again that stock links are blue for unvisited links, purple
> for visited but your not there now links, and red if its "active" which
> means your on the page that link leads to.  , so if you want to do a dark
> red page with gold type it will work, but the active link is going to be
> hard to see for some, since its red as well.
> there are ways with java script  to let someone choose how the page is
> presented, but I have not got them down as of yet, so can't share them
> now.
> good luck, and having a couple people who's opinions you trust take a look
> is never a bad thing, many sighted  people ask there friends to take a
> and give an opinion, so why not us, eh?
> regards,
> inthane
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> to Jamal Mazrui's Text tutorial packages and Applications, visit me at:
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Alex Parks" <mehgcap@xxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 11:25 AM
> Subject: re: colors and backgrounds for web pages
> >I normally just take the suggestions of one or two sighted people about
> >colors, then ask others what they think and go with the color(s) that
> >liked.  It isn't a clean way of doing it and is far from independant, but
> >it is the best I have seen.  I also have enough vision to imagine what
> >things might look like, so if I know I want to use black and orange on a
> >page I can picture (sort of) what black text on orange would look like
> >then orange on black.  You might also want a scheme like this, then use
> >to allow the viewer to dynamically change the scheme.
> >
> > Have a great day,
> > Alex
> >
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >>From: "Lamar Upshaw" <lupshaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>Date sent: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:00:31 -0800
> >>Subject: colors and backgrounds for web pages
> >
> >>Hi everyone,
> >
> >>Sighted people are giving me a hard time because my web pages
> > aren't
> >>breathing fires of colorful flames! *smile*  Where can I go, or
> > what should
> >>I study to learn about colors and backgrounds for web pages?
> > Also, is this
> >>something that blind people can really do? Or, will I need lots
> > of sighted
> >>assistance?
> >
> >>With All Respect,
> >>Upshaw, LaMar T
> >
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