« on: April 16, 2009, 06:32 PM »
I really wish I could read it but that color makes it almost impossible for me. I can only make it a few words before needing to look away.
if green on black doesn't make you warm and fuzzy, then the posts probably won't be for you to begin with.
That said, you can view it in a text-browser and use any colors in your terminal you want. That's why I made it text-browser friendly
Here it is in lynx, with a lower contrast, just by editing the terminal colors:
Honestly, I really dislike browsing the internet. I can't stand looking at white backgrounds, they make my head hurt, and that's what popular on the net for some reason.
In my point of view, web DESIGN is the worst thing that ever happened to the net. Web pages have become similar in design to paper magazines, from typography, images, to even the white paper.
I can hear them coming already: "I WANT A BLINKING THINGY WITH MUSIC!"...
Now we have to worry about css hacks, browser compatibility, and apparently even colors... I really think we'd be better off with plain text, and let any one use any colors they want in their browser. One size does not fit all. Never-ever.
And that's what web-design has done to us. Forcing a particular design upon us. If I change my browser background to black, for example, half the sites on the internet become unreadable because some sites force black text, and you can't read black on black.
If I force both foreground and background colors in my browser, then things look ugly as all hell, because of websites using images with bright colors in their design, which would directly clash with my settings.
I imagine people with accessibility issues face the same thing every day.
The web should be about content. Leave design to the realm of physical paper magazines. Let users use whatever setting they want in their browser.
Many, if not most things I do are done from my terminal window, making all applications look uniform, with the same colors etc... Every time I fire up a web browser, my choice, my preferences, my settings, they all go out the window because of some bloke that thought it'd be fun to give content a 'design'.
Nothing personal, Veign! You're still a great person Rant was against state of the www, not an attack on your profession
All of it is just personal opinion which is subject to error and change, and so out of sync with the world that it's not even funny. Often I think these things and don't rant about them, because ranting about them seems so pointless. All I'm doing is telling people I'm a weirdo See first post on the linkerror ramblings site for disclaimer