AVOID (Note Image Left): The background image used for the third slide in the homepage carousel for Spire.com is both faded and visually busy, making the white text difficult to read. Right: A tool for contrast-ratio analysis confirms that the white text does not have adequate contrast with the background (the dark, nonoutlined areas are those that do not possess the sufficient contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for small-sized text).
Wendy Corbett worked in media and publishing (10 years) before retraining in digital and gaining a Masters in Design from Central Saint Martins in London. Wendy has worked on print and digital projects for education, planning, urban environment and independent business. She works as an independent designer and lectures in design at the University of Worcester in the UK.