Lives in Canada Brampton ON, Canada
Works as a Biophysicist
Joined on Jan 13, 2004
About me:

1st SLR: Pentax Spotmatic, 1968 (still working!)
2nd SLR: Minolta Maxxum 9000, 1986 (dying!!)
1st DC: Pentax Optio 555, 2003 (>12,000 shots; retired)
1st DSLR: Sony A-57, 2012


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On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: When are we going to be able to turn off the black background?

Seriously, I spend alot less time on this site than I would otherwise because the excessively high-contrast layout is so fatiguing to read.

The eye works a bit like a camera on AE with average metering mode. Looking at a predominantly black page with some white text opens the pupil, which in turn reduces the acuity of my vision (OK, I need reading glasses too). A predominantly white page with black text is easier for me to read because it looks sharper with my stopped-down pupil. An option for black vs white background would be helpful.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2012 at 11:26 UTC
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