Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It hurts my eyes!

OK, what colour blind designer is in charge of the offcial Conservative Party website? Seriously, it's rubbish. I realise that might sound a little blunt but choosing a putrid green colour for the links when the colour used in the text of the logo makes the entire site clash. It's made especially worse by the addition of a bit of blue text here and a bit of grey text there. It looks more like green for green's sake than anything else. (click image for larger version)


GlassHouse said...
20 Sep 2006 15:24:00  

When I was at primary school, an older girl once ate a load of lime blamange and was sick on me.

The links are the exact same colour as that.

ThunderDragon said...
20 Sep 2006 16:47:00  

Eugh, revolting!

MatGB said...
20 Sep 2006 20:47:00  

Ouch. In some areas green text is link, in others it's header text, in others it's something else again.

The site looks pretty, but the navigation isn't clear due to inconsistency in link styling &c. I mean, I have no sense of colour coordination, so I stick to greyscale for personal stuff and pay a designer for work stuff.

They've paid a designer and got that. My guy at work is so undervalued. Still, at least they have released a style guide for the logo.

Regardless, the website looks better than the other two parties sites. The LibDem site got a makeover recently, and they dragged it into the 1990s...

Bob Piper said...
21 Sep 2006 08:26:00  

Bloody hell, that's revolting. Not just the design... I mean it's full of bloody Tories.

dizzy said...
21 Sep 2006 08:29:00  

out damned spot?

beethoven writes said...
21 Sep 2006 10:35:00  

I think that the Tories are desperately in need of some help with their website. They need to be put in touch with a good professional designer. It's getting better but, as the saying goes, "could do better....."

Chris Palmer said...
22 Sep 2006 15:40:00  

It was all done by - as was all the Cameron Campaign stuff, and the original Cameron's Conservative light blue makeover, and the Built to Last document design and the new £40,000 oak tree logo. Someone at that company has been doing very nicely for not particularly inspiring or brilliant work. is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à.r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to