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30 Poor Color Combinations

Web designers may choose poor color combinations while producing a site. In order to prevent such calamities (and to have some fun), we present 30 such mixtures that should not be used:

  1. #E96AAE on #27AC1F
  2. #934638 on #3426FE
  3. #18A4C7 on #D97B9C

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JQuery Accordion Menu

In my previous jQuery post, I explained how to create a drop down menu. As I’ve stated before, there are many different types and styles of menus. For those of you wanting something different, here is an alternative menu.

This tutorial will take you through the creation of a jQuery accordion menu. There is a little twist to this: the menu contains content. Instead of it being links to multiple pages, it is a choice of what content should appear.

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How to get Readers’ Attentions

A while back someone posted about how to create a virus for Linux very easily. The post basically spread like wildfire through the Linux community, and received huge amounts of attention.

So how can one grab people’s attention?

  1. Write controversial posts

    The Linux virus post was very controversial. There are many who believe that there are no viruses for Linux, and as such, heads turned. If you write something controversial, it will spread. People, especially those that have nothing better to do, like to be perverse. You give them bait and they will pounce on it. Write something people will denounce and they will spread your words to the world (bit of irony, eh?).

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The Importance of Colors and Contrast

Recently I worked on a design for a non-profit organization. They gave me a site they wanted to imitate, so I got to work. They loved my work, except for one problem – they couldn’t read the links on the right menu.

I’d never actually met these people before I got to work, and it turned out they were a bit advanced in their years, and their eyes weren’t what they used to be. Even though I’m nearsighted, I can see pretty well in low contrasts, so I didn’t take this into consideration.

Further complicating this problem is that colors my laptop look different from colors on most other monitors.

I had used a background of #8CCCFA, a light blue color, with #FFFFFF, full white text. This is what it looks like:

This is #FFFFFF on #8CCCFA.

Can you see the text? Yes? Go ahead and turn down the contrast on your monitor. Once you get down to maybe 50% of what you had before, can you still see it? Probably not.

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Directory Trees With PHP And jQuery

Knowing where your files are is an important task. Every person who uses a computer usually likes to store their files in an organized manner.

A simple way to keep track of many files is to use a directory tree. A directory tree lists out files and directories so that it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.

In this tutorial, we will create a directory tree using PHP and jQuery. This tree will use the code found in my previous article: jQuery drop down menus.

If you haven’t yet read the previous article, please do so. Everything used in that tutorial will be used here.

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