A Study on Colour Combination Guidelines for Text and Background in Web Legibility Perspective

Ahmad Affendi, Hashim and Mazlina, Abdul Majid (2013) A Study on Colour Combination Guidelines for Text and Background in Web Legibility Perspective. In: 3rd International Conference on Software Engineering & Computer Systems (ICSECS 2013) , 20-22 August 2013 , Kuantan, Pahang. pp. 1-10.. (Unpublished)

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Nowadays, webpages are widely used to disseminate information or as an online application to replace the old paper based form. Since webpages are flexible and simple for the web developer to design and use a variety of colour combinations, font types and font sizes, guidelines seem very important in helping a web designer to design an aesthetically appealing and legible webpage. However, the guidelines developed are based on earlier research that was mostly done using old Video Display Technologies (VDT). The latest generation of VDT is capable of displaying sharper images with its high-resolution technologies. The differences in the display technologies have made this area of research very important for a restudy. This paper will explore the current guidelines and determine what is necessary to ensure web text legibility through choosing the right colour combinations to be used as well as fonts and background colour.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Webpage; Legibility; Guidelines; Colour combinations; Web text
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 06:32
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 08:46
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/5024
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