Did you know that 8% of the population is color-blind, including such notable figures
as Mark Zuckerberg, Keanu Reeves, and Robert Redford?
Here’s how to design your website to cater to a color-blind audience.
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Today’s message: Designing Your Website For Color Blindness
- Use patterns and textures that show contrast
- Keep your website design minimal
- Avoid color combinations such as blue and grey, green and blue, light green and yellow
- Use colors and symbols
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Roy Nakamura is the founder and CEO of Horizon Web Marketing. Before becoming an Entrepreneur, Roy spent 25 years in Silicon Valley corporate finance, holding the position of CFO with multi-national corporations. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in finance and also has passed the CPA exam. Additionally, Roy holds a BS in engineering and a Masters degree in journalism, and has board-level experience with United Way and Financial Executives International. In 2008 Roy was named “Business Person of the Year” by the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.