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Re: TECH: Sligh Site Redesign

From:Sylvia Sotomayor <terjemar@...>
Date:Thursday, June 14, 2007, 22:09
On 6/14/07, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote:
> Sylvia wrote: > << > And somewhere on the web (see, I can be helpful, too), I found a "zap > colors" bookmarklet which makes all backgrounds white, all text black, > links blue, visited links red, etc. > >> > > Found it (second one down): > > > > But in response to comments like these... > > Mark: > << > There are generally accepted guidelines for text coloration based on > what doesn't give people eyestrain headaches. > >> > > ...and... > > Mark: > << > And never use blue for text - its the > color the human eye is the worst at seeing. > >> > > ...let me say, in the words of Olaudah Equiano, am I not a man > and a brother? I am my site's #1 visitor. I spend *hours* editing > and working on (and apparently not finding embarrassing typos > in the text of) my site. I've never had trouble looking at it--or > any site, for that matter (well, except for those annoying flashing > advertisements). My eyes are no better or worse than the > average American consumer; I have to wear glasses to see things > in the distance (like the other side of the room). As far as I know, > I'm not colorblind, and my blues are your blues. Can there be > peace between us? Or will I have to make every one of my pages > look like this tea rose curtain valence by Pfaltzgraff?
Peace, yes. Redesign, heck, no. You make your site blue on blue with red if you like. It is your site. And, when I come look at it, I'll look at it in b&w. :-) Color is actually far less important in the design than other issues. Layout is more important, even font is more important. Readability and lack of typos are even more important. You like the colors, and you are your most important audience. The rest of us, at least the rest of us who need them, have workarounds, and besides you've made a b&w alternate for us whiny complainers. So, ignore me. Use whatever colors you like. Have fun (the important part!). Peace, -S -- Sylvia Sotomayor