“Cartographic Design for Web Maps” is a new blog post from the ESRI Mapping Center. Written by Aileen Buckley, it is a fairly good primer on the principles of cartographic design. Of particular interest was the visual efficiency chart. On a related note, it’s interesting to note that we’ve supposedly given up on the idea of web-safe colors. Personally, I’d remain cautious when doing color design for the web – not everyone has a 17 inch monitor or a cutting-edge graphics card. For the most part, though, if it looks good on your screen, it will look good on your audience’s screens.