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Color Safe - accessible web color combinations
Generate accessible color palettes with ColorSafe. via @cordeliadillon #clarity2016
wcag  accessibility  a11y  webdesign  ux  color  tools 
april 2016 by dirtystylus
Optical Adjustment — Medium
The calculations software makes are rational, but software cannot take into account the way humans perceive shape, colour, and size — that is to say the software cannot understand the context of an object in relation to other objects, in the context of an overall visual language, or how a human would perceive the object.

The irrational mind of a human needs to decide whether something looks optically correct or not, because we can see and understand a context when a computer can’t. Understanding these subtle differences and knowing how to adjust them is what makes a good designer even better — few will notice if it has been considered, but many will notice if it hasn’t.
design  color  webdesign  ux  ui 
july 2015 by dirtystylus
Easy color contrast ratios | Lea Verou
I used to think that WCAG-mandated contrast ratios were too restrictive and basically tried to force you to use black and white, a sentiment shared by many designers I’ve spoken to. Surprisingly, in practice, I found that in most cases they are very reasonable: When a color combination doesn’t pass WCAG, it usually *is* hard to read.
tools  color  accessibility  webdesign  css 
october 2012 by dirtystylus

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