Over the past year I’ve been speaking and writing a lot about colour in web design with a particular focus on the importance of colour accessibility.
I wanted to write even more, and the perfect opportunity came along from UK publisher Five Simple Steps with their new Pocket Guide series eBooks. I jumped at the chance to write for them, and over the past couple of months I’ve been working hard alongside their fantastic team to make the book a reality!
What’s it all about?
A Pocket Guide to Colour Accessibility is a quick guide designed to help you create designs that are accessible to people with colour-blindness without sacrificing style along the way. With nearly 5% of the population affected, we need to pay attention to this often-overlooked demographic. If you design websites, apps, games, or other digital media, this book is for you.
How to get it
Thanks to everyone at Five Simple Steps (Emma, Mark, Jo, Nick, and Colin in particular) for such an enjoyable experience, with a special thanks to my editor, Owen Gregory, and my (colour-blind) technical editor, Nathan Ford. I also want to thank Simon Collison, Dan Rubin, and Mat Marquis for encouraging me to do it in the first place — you guys are the best!
If you happen to pick up a copy of the book, I’d love to hear what you think. I’ll be speaking about the topic at some upcoming talks later this year, too. Hope to see you there!