What is the color of the Internet?


What is the color of the Internet? This question is like "what is the weight of the oceans?". It is unanswered. First of all, Maybe we have to find the right answer for "How many websites exist? The question is difficult to answer precisely. Because the Internet is growing fast. 224,749,695 websites were indexed by Netcraft as of March 2009, in the August 2008 result was 176,748,506.




Before we started, we were aware of the difficulty to find the definition
But we tried to find suitable answer about the color palette of the internet.

Four "Clickable Colors" posters shows, the rainbow of the Internet. The color information comes from the top sites on the world wide web. Top list information for the categories of design, game and global are from the Alexa Web Information Service. Blog top list information is from Technorati.

The result is quite colorful and exiting like the internet itself.
It is available at Antreposhop.com









25 comments:

Saidul A Shaari said...

Nice research! But I do wonder why the color of RED is associated with blogs, anybody has the definite answer?

Robyn said...

Red pops, that's the only explanation I have. I know that especially money-centered blogs tend to use red. I had a client years ago that told me that every blog I built for him had to have a liberal dose of red, especially in call to action areas. He said that it made people want to spend money. No idea if that is true, but apparently he really believed it.

Great post, by the way. Cheers.

Peter said...

Very interesting visualization! Can you describe how you gathered this information - was it manually, or through some kind of automated analysis of the CSS?

charlesroper said...

Excellent - very reminiscent of Paul Smith: http://tr.im/hQLR

Tiago Sommacal said...

This project is incredibly. If the palette per country would be available, I would be really interested.
Saidul, I agree with Robyn. Red is aggressive, refers to things that want to grab your attention doing whatever it's needed. It's exactly the ethos of the typical marketer/blogger.
Also interesting is the match between blue and global, massive websites such as google, myspace, facebook. Blue is relaxing, calm, so for websites where you would spend a large amount of time, that's a great fit.
Nice job guys. Thanks for the insights!

Dan said...

Very nice. Any way you could post this as an Adobe pallet or a database of hex values?

AH said...

It's so sad that the dominant colors are so ugly. Generic blue, generic red, generic green and gray. I suppose it's not a surprise, but they seem uninspired.

Aria said...

Last I checked, the internet was mostly 650nm red alternated with black.

nicolaavery said...

This is really interesting. With colors - cultural, style, what has previously been associated with that color, how monitors display colors etc

I believe red is one of the hardest colors to use effectively on the web, but when its done well, it looks fantastic. I found it interesting that so many blogs seem to have red - would love to know more about the research.

Zim said...

Nice and interesting article!

Tom said...

Very interesting color.....good job and nice article

anna said...

nice job. i wanna see detail of that!!!

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Angelica Cabornay said...

I really don't know what exactly my comment in this post. All I can say is when we about to color coding everything it will became more organize and traceable. I love the color coding.

Francis said...

Your blog shows that you're writing with wisdom.

Keep it up.

P90X said...

well that's kinda interesting

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I like all those colors

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Grow Taller said...

I don't mind splashes of red, or a bold read heading on white background, but sites with heavy red are a bit of a turn off.

shakeology said...

Can I make a suggestion? I think youve got something good here. But what if you added a couple links to a page that backs up what youre saying? Or maybe you could give us something to look at, something that would connect what youre saying to something tangible? Just a suggestion.

Antrepo Design Industry said...

please go http://www.alexa.com/topsites/category for more information.

Trx Discounts said...

It's funny how blue is always a popular color on websites. I guess it's true about it's calming effect.

Jura Espresso Machines said...

Red can really draw a person's eyes to a headline. I use it often.

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