As with Numa Numa, this is a vodcast post in response to a post by Dustin Diaz over at Web Standards with Imagination. Dustin mentioned that he’s been really busy and hasn’t had time for podcasting, so I thought I’d provide some AM entertainment by posting a short lesson on color theory. The reason for this impromptu and low-budget production is because Dustin was told that the green and orange on his site are exact opposites and don’t go well together. I’m fairly horrible at this whole video-casting…thing, but if you don’t mind waiting for the streaming quicktime movie to load, I’ll explain what makes colors opposite and how to balance colors that aren’t quite opposites.
<plug type=”shameless”> I mentioned something about a book in the video. The fine folks at Sitepoint thought it might be fun to have me write a book about design. This book should be handy to anybody who wants to design good looking websites but hasn’t had any formal design training. The real target audience though is web developers (like Dustin and many of my other programmer friends) who would like a quick primer on graphic design from the perspective of a fellow web nerd. I’m only about half way through writing it, so I have no idea what the prospective release date is, but it’ll be a fun read.</plug>