ro6

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On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 in-depth review article (42 comments in total)
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ro6: I wonder when is DPR going to drop this white text/black background display? I understand that's part of the general design, but in terms of readability, it's a poor choice. At least you could use the normal dark text/light background on the major sections where a lot of text is displayed.

If everybody would customize their browsers for their viewing pleasure, why do we need designers than? I'm pretty sure they are not hired mainly for promoting their own talent and skills on companies' time and money! Their main duty is to provide an aesthetically pleasant experience AND a usable display of information.
Even a simple operation such as Ctrl+, is considered an unnecessary operation for a well designed website.
BTW, I happen to work in this field.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 15:16 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 in-depth review article (42 comments in total)
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ro6: I wonder when is DPR going to drop this white text/black background display? I understand that's part of the general design, but in terms of readability, it's a poor choice. At least you could use the normal dark text/light background on the major sections where a lot of text is displayed.

OK, I guess I'm in minority here. But, if that would be the general case, why would books be printed black/white, or newspapers, or license plates dark/light, white backboards in classrooms, and many other examples? I'm pretty sure it's not just "economics".

This poll tells me that most people visiting this site are afraid of "change" rather than protecting their vision. Same goes for DPR. If they are serious about making their site more user friendly, they shouldn't even consider this type of poll.
There's a difference between being aesthetically pleasant, and being user friendly. But there's room for both, like less contrast between text and background colors.

Not only that, DPR should also consider increasing their text size. I'm using a 1280x1024 monitor, but this is a rather low resolution these days. The very least they should do is increase leading.

Sure, the majority will come with opposite opinions.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2011 at 16:34 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 in-depth review article (42 comments in total)

I wonder when is DPR going to drop this white text/black background display? I understand that's part of the general design, but in terms of readability, it's a poor choice. At least you could use the normal dark text/light background on the major sections where a lot of text is displayed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2011 at 22:37 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
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