Sunday September 11, 2016

The Colors Of The Web

I am still scratching my head over how much data this author extrapolated just from the color scheme of the ten most popular websites. Some of you in web design or digital arts may find this interesting.

News Image maintains a list of the most visited sites on the internet. I wrote a PHP script to scrape the ten most popular sites and record all the colors used in the sites' home pages and style sheets. I plan to rescrape the data on a regular basis. Because of this, I'll keep analysis to a minimum, since it could become outdated when the data changes. Once I have data over a larger time period I'll be able to examine and graph trends in web development. I also plan to examine the difference in color usage between popular websites from different parts of the world.