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Re: Website design considerations (was: Azurian.)

From:deinx nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...>
Date:Friday, October 31, 2008, 20:36
> [] On Behalf Of Alex Fink
> >Do you mean light text on dark background? Yes that's > >hard... > > Is it? I've only ever heard the reverse: it's dark text on > a light background that's inherently > harder to read on illuminated displays, monitors and > projected slideshow presentations and > such. For instance OS X has an accessibility mode that > changes the display to its > photonegative, AIUI for ease of readability. (And this jibes > with my own intuitive sense.)
I prefer light on dark too for illuminated displays of any kind (the black on white, or worse some other color scheme, used on the instrument panels of new cars are awful). Websites are another story though because most GUI-based systems these days are black-on-white in an attempt to be WYSIWYG in relationship to a paper document. A web "page" does appear better with a paperlike appearence if only because it doesn't contrast with the rest of my open windows.