The Effect Of Luminance and Contrast Ratio On Accessibility

You know it’s important to contrast text with it’s background. Black text on a white background offers the most contrast. Light gray text on a light gray background, not so much. What exactly are you contrasting and how do you know when the contrast is enough?

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Why Luminance Is The Key Component Of Color

In his book Interaction of Color, Joseph Albers tells us that color is almost never seen exactly as it physically is. All color judgements are relative. How a color appears is affected by the colors of the objects around it.

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What I’d Tell My Younger Self About Learning Web Design

I can still remember how much there was learn when I first set out to be a web designer and front end developer. I didn’t and don’t mind learning, but there was a lot to learn just to reach the minimum requirements to create a website. The time to learn the necessary skills would be measured in years.

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Color Systems — Part 2

How do you describe color? What values can you measure to understand its properties? How do you ensure the color you see is the same one produced by a printer or computer monitor?

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Color Systems — Part 1

What is color? How do you define it? How do you describe it? How can we ensure that when you tell me to make something red, I make it the exact same red you intended? For centuries people have been developing systems to describe color to answer these questions.

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