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#1 rgrne

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:43 PM

<RANT>

To everyone out there who designs websites:
Please, please, please. please. PLEASE!

STOP USING LIGHT TEXT ON DARK BACKGROUNDS!!!!!

THIS IS THE HARDEST %#$%@ COMBINATION TO READ!

And yet it seems to be more and more the rage.

And no, I'm not an old fart with bad eyes or a nerd with coke bottle glasses!

I was on a major corporate web site the other day, done by people who should know better, and found that
all their text was done as LIGHT OLIVE GREEN letters on a DARK OLIVE GREEN background. Later on I went to a major game site which boasted TEENY TINY WHITE LETTERS and a BLACK background! The only way I could read either of them without poking my face into the screen and spending 5 minutes decipehring each word was to HIGHLIGHT WHOLE PARAGRAPHS WITH MY MOUSE SO THAT THE BACKGROUND AND LETTERS REVERSED CONTRAST.

FIE! FIE!
A POX ON ALL THEIR HOUSES!
A CURSE UPON THEM AND THE BRAYING DONKEYS THEY RODE IN ON!

</RANT>

There, that feels better. Think I'll try another one tomorrow






#2 redbullmarky

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:48 PM

[!--quoteo(post=349604:date=Feb 26 2006, 05:43 PM:name=rgrne)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(rgrne @ Feb 26 2006, 05:43 PM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
<RANT>

To everyone out there who designs websites:
Please, please, please. please. PLEASE!

</RANT>

There, that feels better. Think I'll try another one tomorrow
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does the <rant> tag validate in XHTML 1.0 ?

lol


"you have to keep pissing in the wind to learn how to keep your shoes dry..."

I say old chap, that is rather amusing!

#3 AndyB

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 06:11 PM

[!--quoteo(post=349605:date=Feb 26 2006, 12:48 PM:name=redbullmarky)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(redbullmarky @ Feb 26 2006, 12:48 PM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
does the <rant> tag validate in XHTML 1.0 ?

lol
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Nah. But you could probably create something so <rant> took on a style of TNR, font size big, font color bright, and blink.

And the real cause of inaccessible web sites - the cause of the original rant - is that the people who paid for it never heard of user testing and/or hire artistic directors to supervise the look and feel of the web site and to hell with usability.

Legend has it that reading the manual never killed anyone.
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#4 moberemk

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:27 PM

It doesn't validate in XHTML, and it doesn't validate in this forum. Shouldn't this be in the Misc. forum?
Personally, I haven'y seen very many examples of that. Maybe I'm just lucky.
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