META: Web site backgrounds and readability

J C Lawrence claw at
Tue Apr 14 11:27:11 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

Writing as list owner:


  As always, please don't publcise the URL or mail yet.
We're not live yet.  RSN, but not yet.

  How readable are the pages on *your* system with *your* browser?
Are they too dark?  Do they make reading difficult?  The reason for
the question is that different sytems with different colour depths,
video cards and monitor settings can display very different images of
the same page.  I'm on a 21" Pantone-correct TrueColour system here so 
I have a peculiarly and perversely correct view of the web world.  I
don't get anything like as neat an image at home.

  My interest primarily centers on the italic text in the main and
archive pages, and the individual message pages.  I had a chance to
browse from an older 8bit colour system with a 14" monitor this
weekend, and the wetpaper.jpg background used for the individual
messages was very dark and grainy making the text difficult to read.

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