Sunday, November 08, 2009

Just painted my blogsite

I've just had a go at splashing some paint on the walls of my blogsite.
I hope you like my new colour scheme, and that you find the text as readable
as before.

7 Comments:

Blogger Keith said...

Doesn't look any different to me. I should go to Blogger if I were you and demand your money back!

1:23 AM  
Blogger Dumdad said...

Looks nice and bright.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous edt said...

Cant see any difference here. Browsing with the ancient IE6

1:43 AM  
Anonymous edt said...

Just checked with Mozilla Firefox. Same cream background here, basically no change.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Kevin 'In Salford' said...

I can't remember how you had it before (typical useless me)!
Have you changed the background and/or border colours? The border does seem slightly more noticeable, and come to think of it the text does seem to stand out slightly more.

I was reading an article recently about the readability of various fonts on today's computer screens. Whilst the most popularly used font is Times New Roman (probably because it's MS Word's default) it took a bashing as one of the least readable onscreen! The author suggested we should all standardise on Georgia. What are your thoughts on this? Especially given that Sans Serif fonts are supposed to be the most easily read, and yet the author described them as dull, uninteresting, unimaginative, and at least as poor to read onscreen as Times New Roman!

("you can please some of the people ................!)

11:16 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Hi everyone ... thanks for your comments. It's interesting to hear from folk with different systems and monitors.
I've got a bright Acer screen and I'm using IE8 ... there are two backround colours on my screen -the inner one being a light yellowy cream colour, and the outer border being more of a sandstone yellow. Previously the background was pure white.

Arial and Verdana are my favourite fonts ... I occasionally use Georgia for a contrasting font. I don't really like Times New Roman.

I'm pleased with the text colours, which I've experimented with over the years ... my eyes feel more comfortable with them, than say with pure black on white (too much contrast for me).
You can view the HTML code for these colours by doing a Rt mouse click on the page, and then selecting "View Source".

11:44 PM  
Blogger justin said...

'Tis very strange. I can see the new colours on my older XP PC upstairs, but no colour change on my newer Sony laptop (which has Vista and IE8 on it). The colour of my "center" background space is web-safe, so I don't know what going on here.

6:08 PM  

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