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From: Roger Johansson
Subject: Re: Program BOTLOAD
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 07:12:23 +0100
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email@example.com (StevJensen) wrote:
>Research shows that simple white text on a black background is easier on the
>eyes (not that anybody seems to pay attention).
There is even better and more modern research which shows that black
text on a light (but not too bright) background is the best.
The swedish workers health institute recommends something like the
standard windows colors.
These are also used in newspapers and books, black text on light but
not too bright white background.
These standard colors in windows are a convention, and it is like it
is for very good reasons, just like many of the conventions we use in
Even if you yourself do not understand why the conventions are like
they are you should follow them anyway.
The colors in windows are also user adjustable, to let people have the
working environment they want. Or need for some reason.
Why not let the user use the colors he has chosen instead of forcing
him to use some other combination the programmer thinks is fine?
It is that kind of thinking which produces such un-usable web sites
too, with dark blue text on black, pink text on light pink background,
The idea of light colors burning into the screen is totally outdated,
it was valid a long time ago when the screens were of inferior
quality. Today most people have their screens on all day with very
light (but not bright white) backgrounds.
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