Small business website mistakes: Multicoloured text

The use of different colours can really make your website stand out (as long as you don’t overdo it), but using different colours for text can make your site seem cluttered and difficult to read. As with most things, there’s a right way and wrong way to do it. Check out this extreme example and find out how to subtly use different colours in text for emphasis:

Who got it wrong:

Bombshell 201X  GOD did a 2012 hit-and-run on me!!

This website uses a variety of different bright colours in one passage of text. the result is difficult to read and makes the design seem garish. As well as this, the site uses frames, which are both dated and bad for SEO purposes and the user experience.

Who got it right:

Solicitor in essex   Woodford Wise Solicitors

It’s possible to use different text colours for emphasis or to distinguish titles from body text. This bOnline website uses four different text colours on its homepage (white, red, black and blue), but the result is not garish as the colours are subtle and not used within the same area of text.

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