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02 August 2011 @ 02:08 pm
Why the blithering hell do people have journals with white text on a black background? I've just been trying to read a long fic and now I've got spots in front of my eyes! I know, I could read in my style, but I like to see what other people have done with their styles. I just wish they'd consider that what looks cool isn't necessarily conducive to reading!
dejladejla on August 2nd, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
I agree. I'd much rather have dark text on a light background. Although black on grey is not really readable...
But, I don't want to be a pie,: genericidontlikegravy on August 5th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
That's true. High contrast gives me a headache, and low contrast is just illegible, no matter what the colour!
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on August 2nd, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
Ummm I find light text on a dark background much easier to read. I'm hoping my blue LJ and purple dreamwidth aren't too much of a problem!

Dark text on light is fine to read, if a little bright for personal preferences.

My least favourite is the light grey on white some people use, that is unreadable for me and I have to highlight the text to be able to read it. The HL_stills comm is a very good example and it's one of the reasons I've stopped going there. I have highlighted the difficulties but nothing ever was done at the time.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: claraidontlikegravy on August 5th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Light on dark is fine, it's the high contrast of white on black that causes the problem - black on white is just as bad for me - it gives me a migraine (which is why it's taken me so long to reply!)
Ithithildyn on August 2nd, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
I actually prefer white on black, strains my eyes less.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: deep thoughtidontlikegravy on August 5th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)

It's not so much whether it's light on dark or vice versa - it's the high contrast of black against white, hurts my eyes and leaves spots like staring at a light bulb for too long.

Basically I'd given myself a migraine trying to read something and was griping about it *g*
Ithithildyn on August 5th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
That's not good :(
Settiai: Words Flow -- gnomeofsolsettiai on August 2nd, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
It kills my eyes, but I know there are at least a few people on my friends list who have it set up that way because of their own vision problems. They can't read text that's black on white (or any dark color on a light color) any more than most of us can read text that's white on black (or any light color on a dark color).
But, I don't want to be a pie,: claraidontlikegravy on August 5th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
That's interesting to know. For me it doesn't matter so much if it's light on dark or vice versa, it's more about the contrast between them - white on black is too sharp a contrast and hurts my eyes and triggers migraines, but so does black on white. I do better with softer contrast (like my style) although obviously that can go too far as well - light grey on dark grey is pretty hard to read too!
Rhi: don't shootvipersweb on August 3rd, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
I sympathize. My favorite is the dark background with the dark color font so I have to highlight the entire page in order to read it. Or fiddle with the settings.

Yeah, joyful.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: guhidontlikegravy on August 5th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)

You do wonder sometimes if people realise that the point of an LJ is for people to read it! ;-)