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Color Contrast for Better Readability
March 3, 2015 - Are you checking color contrast in your design for optimal readability? Learn more from @troz's simple method.
Picture a grayscale web—like black and white television of the mid-twentieth century. It’s hard to imagine, but there was once a time when computer displays only rendered in one color. Sure, computers were usable, but they were also incredibly binary. Today, everything…
Building Accessible Public Health Tools
July 16, 2021 - A look at how we built Vaxfinder – a vaccine locator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – with accessibility in mind.
3 Super Useful Color Tools for UI Design
June 13, 2018 - Learn about 3 useful color tools to assist your user interface design needs.
From Darkness to Light: Color Versatility Using Tints, Tones, and Shades
November 5, 2014 - In my last article, I wrote about how using more specific names can be useful when referencing colors. Several people shared how this is doubly useful when mapping to SASS variables—and I agree. This time around I want to share how to use more specific color names when…
Giving Colors More Colorful Names
October 6, 2014 - If you’ve been following closely, you’ve seen us play with extending the Viget color palette to a full spectrum of colors and grays. Problem Now that we have a whole rainbow it makes referencing difficult beyond hex values. In other words, the colors need an equivalent…
Signal vs. Noise: Color as a Wayfinding Tool
October 8, 2015 - Used carefully, color can become a helpful wayfinding tool to better help a user know where she is and where to go next. When it comes to user interface design, you may want to limit your use of color. Instead, use it cautiously in very intentional and meaningful ways. When…
Shades of Gray — Yes, Really
September 10, 2014 - Get your head out of the gutter, this is about real colors, y’all—not that racy stuff you watch on the big screen. In my last post, I shared a method for creating a full range of colors using color mixing. Here, I’ll share a similar process for grays or neutral…
Add Colors To Your Palette With Color Mixing
July 29, 2014 - I’ve been wondering lately what it would look like to extend the Viget color palette beyond our signature blue and orange – particularly when I see a chart or graph in a Viget-branded presentation template. The colors typically lack harmony and sometimes it’s hard to…
Using Word Association to Select Brand Colors
January 28, 2014 - A mural of business cards at Viget headquarters in Falls Church, VA. A Discovery News article states that we “like colors that are tied to things that are healthy and promote survival”. In other words, we’re drawn to certain colors because of the positive feelings they give…