Natalie Joot, a webdesigner in the US has some interesting comments on the use of colour on church websites.

Part of my problem as a church web designer is that I have no artistic or design skills. Anything I have ever done regarding the the coding has been guesswork and trial and error. But choosing colours and getting a balance for a church (or any website) is even harder, because unlike the technical aspects, it is not as obvious when it ‘works’ and hence requires no further tweaking.

She suggests cutting back on the number of colours used and gives two main benefits: cleaner, simply design and; less work to edit CSS as there are less colours to remember the codes for.

There are no easy answers for those needing advice on colour for church sites, but perhaps the old adage: ‘keep it simple’ is the best advice.

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