First of all, I love your articles, Jon. It’s always well-written and concise. However, I have to disagree on this one. Don’t get me wrong, it is, still, very well put and explained, but choosing colours like that, is not design; pairing typefaces on a site, is not design. I know, I know… Efficiency. And time. But it is not design if you just make decisions based on a site and not on your knowledge about colour theory and typography.
Well, it is just my opinion anyways.