Design Element
Comment on "Too Much Contrast on Web Pages"
by Jon Hendry — Apr 28
I'm one who, generally, prefers black text on white. (For that matter, I don't find Apple's text docs very easy to read. I think it's the font. I guess I'd prefer a serif face. Lucida Grande or whatever is fine for brief online help docs, but I find it tiresome for longer stretches of text about an API, and I find it easy to lose my place because the text all looks the same.)

Incidentally, i find Apple's factory LCD color profiles to be a bit washed out and over-bright. I calibrate mine to have a gamma that produces a darker, more contrasty appearance. I find that a lot more effective and aesthetically pleasing than the contrast controls in Universal Access.

Perhaps as a compromise you could try darkening the text a bit and lightening the background a bit. Maybe move the text halfway between black and the current setting, and the background halfway between white and its current setting. Or maybe just darken the text that way.
Back to "Too Much Contrast on Web Pages"
Design Element

Copyright © Scott Stevenson 2004-2015