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Hi. In this groov workshop on working with colors, we'll encourage you to explore your
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dark side, or at least, take a look at some of the additional color options available
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for your pages and gadgets. Now if you're NOT seeing all these colors, make sure that
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you are running version 2.2 or newer on your groov Box or groov Server for Windows.  If
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you are seeing this icon in the upper right corner it means that there is a newer version
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of groov available on manage.groov.com. Otherwise, you're only going to see these, pre-2.2 options
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which paled in comparison to the newer color options. Now, why would you want all of these
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additional colors? Colors not only give your project a well designed look, but will enhance
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the user’s experience by making important gadgets and data stand out. You may also need
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a darker background if your operators are in a dimly lit work environment, like a laboratory
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for example. Conversely, if your mobile operators are working outdoors, you may want to use
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lighter background colors to reduce glare. Or you might want to use a certain color for
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branding -- perhaps you want to choose a color that is close to your particular corporate
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colors, like so. Also, notice when changing between these dark colors here on the bottom
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couple of rows and the lighter colors on top, you’ll see that the colors for some gadgets
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automatically change.  Did you see that?  This happens for trends, round gauges, buttons,
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check boxes, …, …, and ….   This is done to help make sure your gadgets remain
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clearly visible and do not get lost on the page. When selecting colors, keep in mind
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high-performance HMI concepts, which we cover here on the groov.com website under: Why groov?
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High-performance HMI. Here you’ll find an excellent white paper which discusses design
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considerations like color blindness and making sure the screen is not so busy that the user
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has to hunt to find the information they need. Do you have a project design that you are
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particularly proud of?  We’d love to see it! Send us a screenshot or upload it to the
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forums. Happy coloring! For more videos, visit groov.com. Thanks for watching!
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