From: Sylvan Butler
Subject: Re: Program BOTLOAD
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Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 17:52:04 -0700
On Mon, 28 Oct 2002 07:12:23 +0100, Roger Johansson wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Different worlds. Paper is reflecting light in varying quantity
depending on color, screen is emitting. Light on dark works a lot
better for me on the screen. Also the typical CRT is much sharper
that way (LCD not much difference light on dark vs dark on light).
> 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
Because somebody did it that way once? In this case, Xerox and
Apple did it that way to make it look like paper. I really doubt
there was any original research done into ergonomics, etc. back then
(late 1970s to mid-1980s).
> Even if you yourself do not understand why the conventions are like
> they are you should follow them anyway.
The convention is:
> The colors in windows are also user adjustable,
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