What is wrong with web page designers that makes them use grey for text?
Are they really trying to make their pages hard to read? They even
use dark grey text against a light grey background.
resolution, 127.16 x 33.88 mm viewable area. I hope their modules are
easier to read than their web pages.
I'm not ragging on you. I am ranting in general. I see this often on
web pages. Someone decided it looks nicer to use less contrast on their
pages. Fine if you are browsing for beauty. I just want to be able to
read the durn things.
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I should join you in the rant.
What is worse, is having the web page greyed out and covered by
something else - usually not relevant to what one was looking for, or a
"special" that nobody gives a damn about.
I also hate overlays ("feedback" boxes,etc) of text on top/over the
This is all shit that cannot be prevented; programmers found out that
"pop-ups" are (usually) preventable and are now using this crap.
I could cheerfully choke them.
Although that page looks readable to me I can undesrstand you.
I stopped using white backgrounds ages ago as themes with dark
background are much more readable because they don't bring eyes
to saturation. This is why grey on black (or even dark grey) is much
more readable than the same grey on white background.
Too bad most web/app/desktop programmers/designers are
still stuck to the page-made-of-paper concept. A white screen emits
light while a piece of paper reflects it; when will they learn the
A search for "dark theme" on Google images will bring some examples.
For me this is wrong, at least with displays that emit light.
Dark text on bright background is clearer and light text on black
background is fuzzy. I presume it's because the dark background means my
iris opens up wide to let light in and this means I lose depth of focus.
Maybe your theory holds on younger people with really good eyes.
Brian Gregory (in the UK).
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