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From: Sam
Date: Wed, Jan 18 2006 4:00PM
Subject: Re: stylesheet changers (WAS Font Resizers (WAS RE: back totop)
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What # value is "accessibility green" (and where is that kind of stuff defined)?

Another "out of interest" question (I know you don't represent
everybody but it sounds like you might be a good example of one pole)
what is you ideal white / black combination? For example {
background: #CCCCCC; color: #666666 }?

Thanks, Sam.

On 1/19/06, Penny Roberts < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> Sam wrote:
> > I was taught that having stark white background was a no-no. So, if
> > we're talking about coding to suit users then don't we simply avoid it
> > (rather than provide an alternative)?
> I too understand that an off-white background is better on a web page:
> for many different users. White is a combination of all the colours so
> it is the brightest colour on screen... which must be bad for just about
> everyone's eyes whether they know it or not.
> Seems that the people who commission the web pages usually want stark
> white (maybe because they are still thinking of the printed page).
> > Would you be happy with black text on an off-white background (rather
> > than white on black)?
> Yes, but I prefer backgrounds that are darker than off-white: many
> people would find my ideal (as a user) colour combinations difficult to
> read. I saw a site just today that I could have looked at all day... it
> was on "Websites That Suck" being criticised for too little contrast!
> > Out of interest, how off-white does it have to be and are we talking
> > grey or some other colour?
> I find the standard "accessibility green" very easy on my eyes. Grey is
> good.
> > Sam
> Hi Sam: we all delurk in the end :-)
> > PS. I like the idea of different style sheets conceptually but I see
> > them as a bit of a gimic (like skins) rather than an accessibilty
> > issue (not saying they're not).
> They are sometimes a gimmick I think; but there is usually a nice one
> (for me) in there so I'm happy.
> Penny