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Any tips for designing an effective background/colour scheme?

Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

I will shortly be creating a Mobile App store.

An idea of mine was to have a grey, white and black colour scheme. On the left side of the page would be a silhouette of a tree and have phones attached and falling off the branches.

Could this be a little over the top?

Feel free to suggest some ideas :D

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Re: Any tips for designing an effective background/colour scheme?

Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Do you have a sketch?
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Re: Any tips for designing an effective background/colour scheme?

Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

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Do you have a sketch?


Not at the moment. Though I'm glad you mentioned that, will give me a better idea of how it'll look.
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Re: Any tips for designing an effective background/colour scheme?

Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

Yeah sketch that bad boy up... there's a crazy number of ways that could go right and horribly wrong. Though I am unsure of how to take the metaphor of the phones on the tree when this is dealing in apps for phones.
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Re: Any tips for designing an effective background/colour scheme?

Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 01 November 2012 - 02:40 PM, said:

Yeah sketch that bad boy up... there's a crazy number of ways that could go right and horribly wrong. Though I am unsure of how to take the metaphor of the phones on the tree when this is dealing in apps for phones.


This is true, might come across as if I'm selling mobile phones themselves and not apps. Hmm.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

It's clear - either they become low hanging cow nuts or a stylized version of your site's logo as fruit! :D
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Re: Any tips for designing an effective background/colour scheme?

Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 01 November 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

It's clear - either they become low hanging cow nuts or a stylized version of your site's logo as fruit! :D


Why fruit? :P
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

It seems festive.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

I shall make the tree a Christmas tree as well, yes? Maybe add some mobile apps underneath as presents with Santa screwing a 20 year old brunette?
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Re: Any tips for designing an effective background/colour scheme?

Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Why stop for just christmas? Have a rotating graphic for all the more interesting holidays! Thanksgiving, Bastille Day, Boxing Day, etc!
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Re: Any tips for designing an effective background/colour scheme?

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

When I always want a good colour scheme, I usually go to https://kuler.adobe..../rating?time=30 (sorry if we aren't aloud to post links)

Gives you lots of different varieties and you can even make your own. Check it out and good luck!
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