Sunday, November 22, 2009

Help me out here...

Do any of my readers who call by here have problems reading this page? I need good contrast, so white on black or black on white works for my vision. Pale colours on white are very hard for me to read. I've had a comment that white on black is hard to read, so I'm worried now and I'm wondering if that's common? Let me know what works best for you in the comments section, thanks!

6 comments:

Portia Da Costa said...

I can read the page just fine!

Mea said...

I can read it easily.

(But for me personally black text on white or pastell background is more preferable.)

Madelynne Ellis said...

I can read it fine. Have wondered about it myself, as my blog has the same set up of white on black.

Saskia Walker said...

Thanks guys! Appreciate you commenting. I hate to think it's not easy to read for anyone who might call by and fretted. I toyed with changing it last time my website had an overhaul, giving it a similar look, just didn't get around to it. Was thinking of keeping the black borders and making the posts black on white. It needs to go on the to-do list, the one that grows and grows. ;)

Emerald said...

In the research I've done on web design (I had a brief foray with doing it professionally), I have encountered the advice that white text on black is hard on the eyes. As I recall these sources generally recommended making the text not quite white but a variation of light gray (which without a side-by-side comparison may look just like white).

That said, I myself have never found your blog difficult to read. Alison Tyler's also appears to be white on black, and I have not felt that reading it has strained my eyes either. In the case of blogs such as yours and AT's, it could be that it doesn't really seem an issue because one is not reading pages upon pages of text at a time (generally speaking).

Either way, I again have not found it to be an issue reading either one. :)

Best to you!

Saskia Walker said...

Thanks Emerald, that's really helpful. One of the reasons I went for it was that the black background is associated with adult fiction -- and the covers stand out more against black too. It's about time I had a refresh though. Even one person saying they won't read white on black worries me. At least I know you guys aren't too bothered by it, in the meantime. Don't know how soon I'll be able to get to it, but it's on the list now.