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    Do you think "white" color is a good color for webpage background?

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    hello kulokulo,

    white is probably the most effective background color for
    a webpage, because the black-on-white contrast is the
    highest possible contrast to achive with colors.

    since information should in most cases be the most
    important element of a webpage, legibility of the written
    content should be our first goal.

    text is read most easily when the fonts have a high contrast
    against the background.

    you could use white-on-black, but thats only second best.


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    black text on whit background is always best but it depends on what you want to base your site on i used a blue background and then inserted white tables for the text

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    it's all subjective.
    i usually handpick my colors depending on the feel i would like to depict in my site. if you use white with dark colors you run the risk of going too contrasty. you use black as the bg you run the risk of making your colors seem brighter or darker than they are supposed to be. colors are as important as that circle, line, square you decide to add.
    so be critical in every element you add in your site, whether it be sound, color, or geometry.

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    nicely said, McMurphy.

    nothing more left to say to that, except one thing:

    a white background gives you most control and most
    possibilities when working with fading images or
    a image concept for the page content.

    that is an html thing, though, and should not be taken in
    consideration when designing with flash.


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    hey puresin where's McMurphy? it's just me.

    i agree with you on that.

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    woho sorry 'bout that 8minus8...

    i'm stacked up with frames and dhtml here, and getting
    nowhere, so i think i mixed up not only frames and
    css but the names of the honorable flashkit board members,
    too...




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    no prob...it's all good.

    just don't let it happen again. j/k

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    I would like to thanks everyone reply!

    I think the bg color is no the most important thing, but the site concept, idea and colour matching do! right?

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    i will use the different bg color for webpage to express different meanings.
    and i like white black blue and yellow.

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    well flynet,

    there are two different approaches to this philosophy...

    one says that there is a certain hierarchy in the elements
    of the design, and the background isn't at top but isn't
    at the bottom of it neither.

    personally i believe that a good design/layout is like a
    rather complicated and well thought-through machine with
    thousands of elements. but there is nothing like the
    most important element, because if one element failes, all
    others won't work. they have to fit, and only if they do,
    all is alright..

    but that's just my point of view...

    according to your question this may mean you're right..

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    oh,puresin
    i think just as you.
    that all elements of the design are important.
    i'll not fix the bg color when i have not understand the meaning of the website.

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    only on a monitor...

    White is the background of choice, for all of the reasons outlined above, and more. One note of caution, a pure white background looks absolutely TERRIBLE on a TV, this applies to anyone with web-tv, or browsing the web on a console etc. Its because of the way the set handles colours. With a web-tv browser, for example, the default background colour for a webpage is set to light grey to avoid the glare.

    Just a thought.

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    Yup lesli_felix, agree

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