[development] Re: possible theme?

Trae McCombs traemccombs at gmail.com
Thu Aug 31 16:11:46 UTC 2006

Good point Ken.

If Google does it, then it must be the right way!  *chuckle*

Seriously, a valid point and taken.  I think it will lose some of the feel,
but since we are designing by committee here, I'll conceed this point.


On 8/31/06, Ken Rickard <agentrickard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oops. Forgot to edit the subject line.  Mea culpa.
> >> default body text should be _black_ #000000
> vs.
> >Main text color should stay as it is, otherwise it'll lose the affect.
> Trae,
> I'm going to really press on this one.  What effect?
> Readability trumps other interface concerns.  That's why Google, Yahoo!,
> Amazon, (and Drupal.org <http://drupal.org/>, and Buytaert.net<http://buytaert.net/>)
> all use black-on-white.
> Even Web 2.0 poster-children like Flickr use black-on-white for primary
> text.
> The purpose of body text is to be easy and simple to read.  For most
> people, pure black on pure white is the best contrast, the most common, and
> the easiest.
> I've had this fight internally at my company as well, as our designers
> went through a strong "Let's do everything in 6 shades of gray" phase.
> Any design that deviates from black-on-white can never get a 5 from me.
> - Ken Rickard
> agentrickard
> And for the record, my personal page:
> http://ken.therickards.com/
> Where 'gray' means 'of lesser importance' than the content you want to
> read.

    Trae McCombs || http://occy.net/
  Founder - Themes.org // Linux.com
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