Geri Coady is a designer, illustrator, and photographer living and working in Newfoundland, Canada. By day she's an Art Director at an advertising agency, and by night she freelances and blogs through her website hellogeri.com. Geri loves teaching kids how to make websites and is a self-admitted conference junkie. She has been published in magazines including .Net and Digital Arts, and recently illustrated a children's book for Scholastic UK.
In a time where exciting things like HTML5, CSS3, and responsive design are at the top of everyone's minds, a complex topic like colour can easily be brushed aside by designers, developers, and clients alike. When used appropriately, it can be a powerful method of communication with strong persuasive effects, but when used inappropriately, the effects can be much more serious than you think.
In this session we'll learn a variety of important things to remember when working with colour on the web — things like colour theory, message and meaning, accessibility, coding tips, and even the dreaded topic of colour management — proving that colour needs to be considered in every step of our design process.