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Re: Too much red?


From: Austin, Darrel
Date: May 24, 2007 12:40PM

> Can anyone point to any studies or guidelines that
> definitively state that using large blocks of #f00 is a bad idea?

Ever see a TV commercial with an all-red background or 100% red text on
a white background? If using a tube TV, your TV will actually make
noises and the you will definitely see the 'dancing'.

As such, I'm sure it's a symptom folks on lesser quality CRT monitors
would also see.

The other issue is contrast. 100% RGB values are intense and about as
high-contrast as you can get. Contrast is good, but too much is jarring.

I always prefer #900 (or at least #c00) when having to use large blocks
of red. It's more akin to what you'd get on paper intensity-wise.