Layout and design of the book

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at
Sat May 22 04:47:05 PDT 2004

Jeremy Huntwork said the following on 22-05-2004 13:34:
> On Saturday 22 May 2004 05:59 am, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
>>It's also not a matter of "liking" the color palette I used; taste
>>differs. What matters is that the colors are used functionally and
>>are not arbitrary decorations. They were chosen and tweaked for being
>>unobtrusive and guiding a reader from "cool" sections (navigation,
>>secondary information) to "warm" sections (explanations, commands).
> While I agree with the use of colors for functionality, and the fact 
> that your eyes are drawn to the "warm" colors esp. when set upon a 
> "cool" page, the red for the commands still seem too aggressive.  For 
> warnings, fine.  But psychologically, the *first* feeling I get off 
> them is that I'm *not* supposed to do what they say - it sends out a 
> negative vibe.  If you want to use colors for functionality, I think 
> the commands should be a cool color combination as well, one that says 
> "I'm safe", but, of course, a different combination than the rest of 
> the stuff on the page.  Otherwise, the design is really very nice.

Thanks for the constructive criticism; it makes sense. I'll adjust the 
background color for the commands.

Jeroen Coumans

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