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Do you have the need for a website? Having a web presence and an
e-mail address is essential in today's new world of communication. The World Wide Web is the fastest growing market of advertising in history period. The web is an invaluable tool to provide others with knowledge. It has become as necessary as having a business card or phone number, however, a web site provides 24 hour, 7 day a week accessibility / advertising.



Some of our clients have found Road Block Inc. via search terms like: Skokie, Northbrook Web Design, Evanston, Highland Park, Niles, and more.

We work with clients all over the north shore, including Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Kennilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wheeling, Wilmette, and Winnetka.


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Your Choice of Web Site Color

Many web designers overlook the importance of color when designing a web site. Color should be one of your first concerns when it comes time to start your web site design. If you don't pay close attention to the colors you chose, your site you will end up either plain and boring or so chaotic it's hard to look at. The color you use should only be chosen after careful consideration. Unfortunately web browsers can only see 256 colors. Even that number is hindered because all browsers don't share the same 256-color pallet. Currently web browsers only share 216 common colors. When designing key elements in your web site you should stay within the 216-color pallet. If you go outside the 216 color pallet you start to use colors that do not exist within that browser. The browser has to mix the colors that do not exist. In order for the browser to display the color, it needs to take tiny dots from the colors native to that browser to come up with an approximate color. This is known as dithering. Some displays will distort the tiny dots to the point where the image is so speckled that it does not appear to be a solid color. This makes text very hard to read if it is placed over the dithered color. You should always use a browser safe color when using solid color as a design element. Some of the browser safe colors should be used with caution though. Most of the eye operations are muscular and just like all other muscles it tires out. I will illustrate with an example.

You should use yellow and red colors sparingly in your web site itself. Only use them in areas where you want the visitor to focus on. Do not make large parts of your web site with bright color. It might get your visitors attention but they will either consciously or subconsciously notice their eyes getting fatigued. This will make them not want to look at your web site for long periods of time. There are enough reasons why a visitor would leave your web site. You don't need to add to that list by using irritating color.


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