From: email@example.com (Bob Wilson)
Subject: Re: Color settings
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 03:01:34 -0000
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>I just tried a program which did not use standard windows colors,
>which the user can set globally in the operative system.
>But at least the programmer had included user settable colors.
>So I spent a few minutes to get a useful user interface.
>Discovered a part of the program which uses bright white background.
>One should not use bright white backgrounds anywhere in a windows
>Windows is an operative system where text is mixed with colors,
>pictures, icons, and multimedia objects.
>If the background is bright white it limits the dynamic possibilities
>of pictures and colors, because the only way to go from bright white
>is towards duller, darker colors.
>All colors are less bright than bright white.
>This means that all colors look dull if combined with a bright white
>So we have chosen less bright backgrounds in the windows environment,
>to give pictures and colors more possibilities of being both brighter
>and duller than the background.
>The windows users have gotten used to these less than bright white
>background colors, like the standard windows background, light gray.
>And many have chosen their own favorite colors.
>When we suddenly get a big area of the screen shining bright white in
>our faces we get irritated, and less inclined to use such a program.
>Ooops, just realized that this may sound like a rant..
>Well, it wasn't, it was a try to help.
>And my explanations of these arguments are thoroughly technical, you
>won't get any better advice anywhere else.
What the heck is your point?