Website Design – Choosing Your Colors

When designing a website we choose colors wisely. Remember, colors convey emotions and emotions can heavily influence your decision-making process. Your choice of colors for your website should mirror the message and/or feeling you to hope to communicate to the viewer. Let’s take a look at some colors and what they mean to you and your website. Blue – the color of stability Blue is a color of peace, harmony, tranquility, health, coolness, confidence, loyalty, conservatism, dependability and technology. Blue is a safe choice for most uses. It causes the brain to send off 11 chemical tranquilizers and is a wonderful calming color. It is a preferred color for corporate America, but avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking because blue suppresses appetite. Negatives: Depression, coldness, obscenity, conservatism and winter Red – the color of passion Red is the color of passion, strength, energy, fire, love, excitement, speed, leadership and power. When using red in your website design it is best to us it as an accent color. This color does not usually work well with greens or purples of the same intensity, causing a vibrating effect on the eyes. It is a perfect color for ‘Buy Now’ or ‘Click Here’ buttons on Internet banners and websites as it attracts the eye. Negatives: Danger, fire, blood, war, anger, stop, revolution, radicalism and aggression Yellow – the color of ideas Yellow can convey sunlight, joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, wealth (gold), summer and hope. It is the brightest color and intellectuals love yellow. It takes more chemicals in the eye to see the color yellow. Websites targeting older people should...

Big Oak Moves to New Offices

Most of walls in our new offices are bare, except for George’s – he has a swanky setup going with mood lighting, and the foyer is empty at this point. We don’t entertain many customers in our office space as they prefer we come to them or else a phone call made, so furniture in the foyer is something for next month. But we are moved in, our FIOS connection is humming along at a blistering 25,000 kbps and it is all our space, so we are a happy SEO company now. I’ve always wanted to have our own building and our sign on the door and finally that is the case. It only took six years to get to this point, but it was worth it. The move went well and we are here for the next three years so we plan to stick around. If you are in Richmond, VA and would like to drop by, please do. The fridge is full of sodas and we have a crushed ice option on the fridge door so cold beverage are available. We are also back in the Richmond proper, so to speak, so our address is once again a Richmond address. Big Oak SEO 3781 Westerre Parkway Suite C Richmond, VA 23233 Just glad to be somewhere  where I control the thermostat....