Site-Design / improving Site-Logic by colors ?
I am probably too dumb for that, so I thought asking my question here in the forums. This is mainly a question for theme-designers and website-navigation-specialists:
My target-group of users are people with the age of 50 years and above.
So I actually do like the layout of the default testbp.org page very much, as I think people in that age-group will understand the logic of the website.
The only thing I would like to improve is by using colors, so that people will understand the navigation-logic of the website even better. So I do not want to change the navigation, but just the colors.
The default BP-design at testbp.org is using grey-colored-bars as graphic elements, like having 3 different grey-colored bars for each section of the website:
There are also many other grey-bars, grey backgrounds, etc. at that default-website.
So my question:
Is there a chance to make the design not based on left / center / right, but rather based on topic – like Groups, Members, Blogs ? Again, I do not want to change the layout, I just would like to change the colors and by doing so, improve the navigation-logic for the user.
I was thinking about using 6 different background-colors, lets say a different bg-color for each of the pages of “Home, Blog, Members, Groups, Forums,Blogs”.
But then I looking at the pages like “My Page” and “My Profile” – so which one of those 6 colors should I use there in order to make it logically for the user ? So that the user will understand at which place of the website he currently is ?
All I want is to make the navigation and logic for the user as simple as possible, by using colors.
Probably 6 colors is too much – I read somewhere that you usually should not use more than 3 colors when designing a website.
Is there any way to improve the simplicity by using colors in the right way ?
Appreciate your help !
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