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Re: Thanks & Background

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:20:35 -0400
Message-ID: <50916BF3.3050607@earthlink.net>
To: site-comments@w3.org
On 2012-10-31 10:44 (GMT) Duce Clark composed:

> I only have one beef about W3C right now. The white background is tough on
> the eyes after a few hours.

If so, it's more likely your display is maladjusted than anything else.

> straight white is harsh over long periods of time.

Nonsense, as long as the display is correctly adjusted. Most displays are not 
shipped correctly adjusted. They're adjusted near or at maximum brightness 
and contrast to look impressive in brightly lit stores alongside other 
maladjusted displays.

> As of now I back my monitors brightness settings down specifically for W3C.

Do you have to turn them back up to use your wordprocessor, file manager, PDF 
reader or text editor?

> Its my opinion that a muted color for background and black text is the
> best for avoiding eye strain (which is bad for any design IMHO).

So, you only read in dim light, or only pages that are not black text on 
white background, or with the only or brightest light source in your room the 
PC's display?

> site that requires large amounts of reading (such as W3C) this becomes an
> issue far more quickly.

People with tired old displays typically cannot turn up the brightness and/or 
contrast enough to make up for the lack of basic web page legibility on most 
of today's web. It's nice to have a few sites, like W3C, that understand 
legibility matters, and design for correctly used equipment.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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