Behind The People and Cyber-Words from HP

Behind the scenes Of a THRILLER movie; when Black is really Black

Let's straight things clear in here: we are here to make some money and have fun along the way. But what is the fuss about "this thing" regarding... hm, the so called addiction to HubPages? We are going to analyze the website in the first place

A website has to be:

  • Interactive
  • appealing
  • supportive
  • open to changes
  • Easy to work with


All seems fine, but if we look a little deeper we will pay more attention to the fonts and templates: The header is completely black, pretty similar to a twitter page account.

we don't notice more things but psychology of the colors is involved in here. Whenever you need to take an action like publishing or starting a new hub, unconsciously we are relating to a productive move, that means green => grow => positive move.

Blue was chosen for actions that require comments or timeline. This is a hidden calmed and cool color that leads you to keep yourself moving. Now if you see the Starbucks logo, just an example, you will notice that for one reason they chose deliberately that you remember that beer Heineken color?

The light blue of the frames don't take your attention from your moments of creativity. Ever sat in front of the open ocean reading the news, or a magazine? The concentration is perfect. Now if you want to feel on cloud nine you have to, you ought to choose white as a background; just common sense. Can you imagine an orange background... and then trying to write a poem or your best narrative on it? I will definitely suck.

How about grey? Buttons in grey are pretty much secondary links. Makes sense too.

The only time you will see a red tag will be behind the word Hub. Red through history meant sacrifice and and blood shed after an epic effort. In our mind we see a final product with the intense color display.


Believe it or not, websites have brought the attention of the well known Erudite in the social interactivity. Mark Zuckerberg had the idea and the Knack to build his own Empire. Now FaceBook has these catchy light blue colors. Did he ever know why he chose those colors? We guess he tried and learned from archaic pages that were catching his attention. But his idea grew as his dreams too. Now, just a quick example, do you see the top corner of your computer where you find FILE, EDIT, VIEW? Most likely will be embedded on a light pastel blue header.

Steve Jobs was also a psycho fanatic of colors. Back in the middle 90's, he chose and kept for a long time the green and light blue pastel for his I-Macs. Wanted people to look at them like a real Christmas present. If we go deeper into this psychological analysis, we found that the frame around your laptop or computer was chosen to be dark, but lately it can be white or pink for those early teen going on 30.

Back to Hubland. Why the addiction? Here is our own point of view, but you can add yours:

courtesy: Greg Burrus

So, what's next?

My fellow hubbers, fasten your seat belts of imagination and let yourself go down this carousel of vivid experiences. One more thing before we forget : If you have a pet, feed him first. I know is redundant but just pay attention.

If the laundry needs to be done...think about it; wouldn't be better to wait a few minutes and put the load on "dry" and then log in? If you are at the office, pray the site is not blocked. Some employers have banned this site as their filters see it as a blogger or in the category of social networking. If you have to pick up your kids after 3pm: be smart and set the alarm, Hubland can be so absorbing that you might forget about those simple things around you, even your hubby. "Sorry little bird, dad was busy writing..."

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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida


That was refreshing. Another good hub, and information about Face Book color which I was not aware. You are constantly helping so many hubbers, and I for one aggpreciate it.

I am researching at the moment to get more traffic to my hubs. My head is spinning out of the Southland into orbit, from all the information from the net--one could scream from all this knowledge. But I will give you silence now, as I must research more.



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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello Bobbi,

Thanks for stopping by. SEO can be a pain in the but if!

I recommend to search in google and bing, take your time and will add your link to my 3 websites as a bonus. ENJOY the rest of the day


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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

Thank you, Lord.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hiya Lord! I'd like to purchase that black t-shirt! A new one, preferably:) Thanks for the great hub!

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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Hello Lord! Where did you get that cool shirt??? Thanks for all the info on colors...I didn't know. Voted thisUP, etc.

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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu're right there...we tend to forget our responsibilities because we're so absorbed with Hubpages...thank you for the reminder...

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello Sunshine625,

Was surprised by your comments and sorry if I didn't notice you in Hubland. Like we said, so many good friends and at times we cannot catch up with them; would take over 24 hrs a day. I cannot imagine the judges checking all the wonderful hubs created for the Contest. It might be so tiresome, that My head would be spinning by reading probably over 40 hubs a day. Thanks anyway for showing your support to our little hub.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi Mary, sorry for the lateness,

Like Epi or any regular Citizen, Lord has to hold on to a day Job. The colors indeed are so important in the creation of a page and its fonts. I'm glad you enjoyed this hub my friend.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

That was a good remark, but don't take it too seriously Raciniwa, We all have a need to communicate in here, and as far as we know, we are having fun. Responsibilities are there to take care of sooner or later.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yeah, i'm sure having fun is on top of the list...

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Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

Lord, As always - a very interesting hub. I know that colour on the web is used in a clever way to get into all of our heads. I sometimes wish we were able to 'pimp' our hubs a bit more but would we then find the diversity too much? Hub Hopping might have me reaching for my shades. Voted up, very interesting.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello JOOLS99,

Diversity can be a good thing, but can you imagine the changes being made by the whimsical daily mood of our Hubbers? Is like going against the Royal Academy of English language. If you know a little about HTML, you can see that we cannot add freely certain tags that are not supported by HP. Our fellow moderators would be in deep trouble trying to police certain changes in a regular basis. For now, we just have to follow the rules and be good kids toward daddy, 'dearest dad HP.' Thanks for your important comment Jools.


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stephaniedas 5 years ago from Miami, US

Ooh, this is one of my favorite Lord de Cross hubs so far. Entirely as absorbing as you make hubpages out to be, this is also a smart analysis of colors and marketing. Wow. I'm so impressed and hope lots of people read this. Voted up, way, way up.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author


Sorry for my clownish kind of answer Stephie. Perdon amiga chinita. You are so kind...seeing your eyes makign those long ohhs! lol! This analysis might srike the developers in here, who just follow the academical part of the creation regarding style sheets CCS and all the hoopla! from XML and those java scripts involved. But hey! is here for the average Joe to read. Thanks for your ohh!ness. Ha-ha-ha. You made me smile dear friend.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well I have been a complete failure at hubpages (as in life) because I have not made one single penny here - but I've had unlimited artistic freedom - have done the best writing of my life, interacted and met with great people/thinkers/writers/artists like yourself dear Lord and it truly has brought the world a lot closer and made it a smaller place for the epi-man - not bad for a guy who just came online for the first time ever in his life back in January 2009.

Again your hubs are informative, enlightening and always a pleasure to read. lake erie time 3:13pm

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

There is no failure in you dear friend. We all come in here and get surprised in meeting people like Epiman! We do not bragg at all about our gifts. We are here to share, help and inform. Your friend, here, Lord is like any other dude in Hubland. We were glad to live a wonderful upbringing and become fond of the written thought. Rest assure that you will pass to history as the best man ever..with a heart of Gold. And we are happy to have you in here...appreciated friend. God bless!


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

I Love EpiGramman TOO!! :) the sad part is epi spends his time on hubs and is a judge for the contest also ,and seeing as hub pages made 8 million dollars they should really share more ! lol This was a very informative hub , i enjoyed it very much thanks for sharing ! have a wonderful day!:)

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author


you always have surprised me with your comments. Well, Epi is another story. In a way me and you did a hub dedicated to him and he deserves the praise from all of us. Thank you for the read...and be blessed too!


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

de Cross,

Great job with this one. Once again, 'til I read this, I was clueless in regards to color, lol.

Still laughing at Jami's reference to our much appreciated epi and the millions in monies HP isn't terribly generous with, lol. An excellent example of shouting it out. (Grin!)

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Ops! Paul & Paul! where is the beef!? You are welcomed femmeflashpoint!

This hub was written from our won experience. Most likely the top brains in the design of the site, weren't awared of these simple things,wise color speaking, but hey! I didn't know either. Actually the words were written from nowhere. Thoughts came around and we put it in paper. Thanks femme!


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

humm was a bit late in checking this out!! but fantastic!! enoyed the hub.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello Carrie!

Thanks my friend, your comments are an addition to our creativity. Long time since I didn't see you!


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

It is an addiction! lolo! You also go through withdrawal like symptoms when away for to long. You wonder how everyone is doing, what is going on in the forums and who has won contests. You miss your hubber friends just like they live right in your own neighborhood.

Writing things down on paper you look forward to placing it all in your hub capsule for the world to see. Great hub! Thumbs up! :)

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Very cool perspective. I have dabbled in the color therapy when I was in massage school and it taught us what makes us calm and what will wire us. If you notice, you will see this all over the place, including the color schemes in your house. Yellows in kitchen and pastels in bedrooms. Can you imagine trying to sleep in a Red room? It amps you up! Absolutley loved and you described the reason behind the addiction so cleverly! :)

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author


You have a point and sure color matters, Since I wrote this hub..some colors got deeper and others just barely lighter. Amazing how colors can change moods and even on TV commercials and the net as well. As long as I don't choose pink for my room , I'm fine..LOL!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Yes, HubPages does draw us in! Good hub, Lord. I would like to request an HP t-shirt now, size Small please and thank-you!

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wow, wonderful hub! I am just taken a back.... Is it truly that much thought process goes into creating a website?! This one is for sure very addictive! Voting up, and interesting......

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Christy and Lathing,

We believe HubPages have done a magnificent job in keeping up with us and with other rival sites. Nothing stays the same, all is evolving by the weeks or months. Plataforms and headers might change according to the latest trend

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