Web design: analogous colors

Tutoring web design, color is a focus. The tutor mentions analogous colors.

One point of view about color imagines a “color wheel”. The wheel is divided into thirds, one for each of the primary colors red, yellow, and blue. Between the primaries are mixes:

An analogous color set is one that occupies no more than one continuous third of the color wheel. Therefore, pink to orange or purple to teal might be examples of analogous color sets.


Beaird, Jason. The Principles of Beautiful Web Design. SitePoint Pty Ltd, 2010.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Art: what is hue?

Tutoring web design, you might encounter other color systems besides rgb. The tutor begins about hue.

Hue exists on a scale from 0 to 360 degrees:

  • 0 is red
  • 120 is green
  • 240 is blue

Between those values are combinations of them: 30 degrees is orange, for instance, while 330 is hot pink.

Hue alone doesn’t constitute a color, because the color depends on the hue along with saturation and lightness (or intensity or value, depending on the system).

Hue-based color systems constitute a huge, complex topic to which I’ll be returning:)







Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Business: what do Carly Fiorina and Martha Stewart have in common?

Tutoring, you’re interested in education. The tutor brings up two business titans from the late ’90s/2000s: What were their first degrees?

In their time, I followed both Carly Fiorina (CEO, Hewlett-Packard, 1999-2005) and Martha Stewart through the headlines. Both were tremendous achievers – that’s an understatement.

Interestingly, both have arts degrees (among others). Carly has a BA in philosophy and medieval history from Stanford; Martha has a double major in history and architectural history from Barnard College.

Some people say it’s hard to succeed in business with an arts degree….:)




Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

The golden ratio w/ colors

The tutor further explores the golden ratio.

In my previous posts here and here, I’ve discussed some aspects of the golden ratio. Trying to find other special facets of it, I’ve dreamed up color combinations that express the golden ratio between colors:

Recalling that the golden ratio is approx. 162:100, behold the following color mixes:

100 red: 162 blue

162 red: 100 blue

162 red: 100 green

100 red: 162 green

162 green: 100 blue

100 green: 162 blue

If you feel something special in these color combinations, it’s possibly attributed to the golden ratio:)

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.