Spectrum

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Review:

Spectrum is an application that can tell you how users will see colors on your webpage. Download Spectrum if a test with types of color vision does matter for you. Design 10/10 The app is very easy to apply. You will not see any large windows in the center of a web page. Just little pop-up menu with kinds of deviations. Clicking one of them, you refuse the previous mode and apply its features. Functionality 10/10 In medicine, color vision deficiency is diagnosed when a patient is not able to distinguish some hues. It does...

Spectrum Review: Focus on User’s Experience

Spectrum is an application that can tell you how users will see colors on your webpage. Download Spectrum if a test with types of color vision does matter for you.

Design 10/10

The app is very easy to apply. You will not see any large windows in the center of a web page. Just little pop-up menu with kinds of deviations. Clicking one of them, you refuse the previous mode and apply its features.

Functionality 10/10

In medicine, color vision deficiency is diagnosed when a patient is not able to distinguish some hues. It does not mean that a person is completely color blind, but he does not see certain shades or confuse them with each other. The most common cases are when greens and reds cannot be differentiated. Sometimes blues and yellows are also confused. This deviation is possible both with male and female, and those people can be active users of the Internet and regard your site. If you want to meet the requirements of all your target audience, you can consider this peculiarity and apply this application. It will show you how such people will see the design. And they are about 200 million people in the world.

Usability 10/10

Spectrum review explains the importance of this product in a proper way. We believe you understand how important it is to care for all types of potential visitors. Thus, you should download this extension and see an icon on a top menu bar of your browser. When you enter any web page, just click this icon and a pop-up menu appears showing a list of possible conditions. Just select one of them, and you will see the changes in the site. You are not expected to do any additional movements. Everything is extremely easy. There is no need to reload the page in order to apply the next filter from the list.

Cross-Platform Use 10/10

It is compatible almost with any browsers and does not require any complicated actions and skills. It can be used for flash enabled websites. The app supports only one language – English and has a size of 11.43 KiB. 

In Conclusion

Download Spectrum when you develop your site to be sure that you are satisfied with its design in that version, which will be seen by people suffering from color vision deficiency. Be sure that you will be shown all existing variants which exist due to various deviations. This feature is important when data visualizations are used in charts, for instance, and your visitor just will be mistaken with his choice if he does not see the right color.

Pros:

  • Simple functionality;
  • All types of deviations are included;
  • Provides reliable results.

Cons:

  • Some additional options are needed.

Design 10

Functionality 10

Usability 10

Cross-Platform Use 10

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