TGIMBA .NET Core – CSS ‘Beautification’ – What’s in a color scheme?

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To be beautiful, you have to have color.  But not just any color, pleasing colors.  So today, I will be picking a new color scheme for The Globe In My Bucketlist Application (TGIMBA).

I am not much of a visual artist, but I have done this before.  Last time was on the short ‘Full Stack Developer’ series (this specific post Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) post is here).  There, I picked a violet(ish) foreground color and mixed it with a background of white.  The previous TGIMBA layout did something similar, but its foreground color mixed with white was green.  Both are…hmmm…ok.  I am hoping to do a little better here 🙂

So where does one find a good color scheme that speaks to you?  You look at what others are doing 🙂

I looked at a couple of web design sites and found some great ideas.  Reference #2 had the best list and I borrowed a couple of colors from #36.  To see what it looked like, I did a mock up.  I wanted something that (in theory) would look good for desktop and mobile.  For the initial layout, this is what I got.

Full Page


Mobile (ish)


I did the prototype using HomeController.cs’s Index.cshtml.  Rest assured, I will not leave the style attributes in place and any final CSS will reside in a .css file 🙂


Next will be to use the server side Utility.cs -> IsMobile() (previous blog post here) and flip between desktop and mobile.

Stay Tuned!



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