Re: well...

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Posted by Nemo on February 24, 1998 at 18:30:59:

In Reply to: Re: well... posted by Sir Nemolom on February 23, 1998 at 20:30:35:

: Eh, sorry
: Im not going to become a new minister of killjoy,
: but I cannot say I like the idea.
: White letters on a dark background is one of the major sins in graphic design,
: it is so for a reason.
: Please, keep the letters dark and the background light.
: I find the idea of having the ladonian shield (crest?) OK,
: but in its present form its too active to function well as a background.
: Id say, if we decide to change the board,
: that we use black letters, and brighten the shield very much up.
: Brighten up!

: Sir Nemolom

Dear Sir,

White letters on black background may be a sin in graphical design, aimed to be printed on paper, but on screen it is the best color combination for one's eyes. Many screen's refresh rate is too low, which results in flickering. The flickring may be not directly visibale, but it is still registered by you eyes. Such flickering is more noticable when the major part of the screen is white/bright than when the screen is black/dark. (Black does not need to be "refreshed"). Moreover such permanent flickering can lead to a physical damage of one's eyes.

I'd like all of you who read this text make an experiment: Look for ten seconds above the screen, while paying attantion to what you screen does. On most screens you would notice that the white areas are blinking!

I do not know too much about graphical design, so mayhap you are right that the coat of arms is too active to act as a background, yet I have studied the effect of screens on a person's health and can say that white/bright background can be very damaging.

Perhaps our minister of healt should look into this problem?


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