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Struggling with too much white and not enough contrast.

post #1 of 10
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Hi,

I'm finding the amount of white background, particularly how it relates to the colour of the green text, makes the contrast less practical than before.  I find it actually becomes uncomfortable to read the thread listing pages.

Is there an option to select formats?
post #2 of 10
I totally agree with this. I find myself making a post then leaving CT pretty quickly because it's hard on the eyes.  ;(
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post #3 of 10
the whole redesigned site was clearly done by someone who's clearly clueless about usability.  It's unreadable, has gratuitous javascript interference with the browser's expected UI, horrible layout, is just generally a miserable to use site.  Too bad; i've learned quite a bit from here, but it's unusable as is.  There other places on the web I'll spend my time, which aren't guilty of being ugly and unusable. 
post #4 of 10
OK Guys. As temp moderator (Covering for ishbel while she's suninng in  Oz) Do The forum a favour n go to forums... Scroll down till u get to bug report n then tell em what ur not happy with. I'm told its the best way to have onsite issues dealt with.
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post #5 of 10
I'm not crazy about the new layout, including the white background, which is more-or-less blinding, and am especially not fond of the magically appearing and vanishing first/last post options in the "new posts" list.

Page elements shouldn't just pop in and vanish like timid ghosts.

How about something more traditional and usable?

Terry
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by DuckFat View Post

I totally agree with this. I find myself making a post then leaving CT pretty quickly because it's hard on the eyes.  ;(

Same here. It's actually painful to site here in front of the screen.

Terry
post #7 of 10
My monitor is color-calibrated with Eye-One.  I don't find the white too bright or annoying.  In fact, it's not really white, but off-white.  I realize most people do not color-calibrate their monitors.
post #8 of 10
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My monitor is color-calibrated with Eye-One.  I don't find the white too bright or annoying.  In fact, it's not really white, but off-white.  I realize most people do not color-calibrate their monitors.
 


I can't speak for any one else but I can assure you I'm looking at a calibrated monitor. White or off white it's still pretty annoying. Having said that it doesn't mean much if you and I calibrate but no one else on CT does. Any one who is interested enough in photography or other ventures enough to take the time and expense to calibrate their monitor should be completly familiar with that. Not even the professional photography forums I participate in would count on every one calibrating and even if they did those with a Mac would not be seeing the same colors as an IBM clone not to mention about a zillion other software variables.
None of that is going to change the aesthetic of the page color design. ;)
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post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've gone over to using a wide-screen laptop recently, and it's true the default monitor setting did make things extremely bad.

However, as LCD screens are subject to difficulties when calibrating by eye,  I have since calibrated to a Gamma level of 2.2 as recommended for Windows machines, using Quickgamma. 

Really, for comfortable viewing, I have to use the browser zoom feature to enhance the text and create what is for my ageing eyes, an improved balance between content and background.  As this is the only site with which I have this kind of pronounced issue, it's difficult to ignore the idea that it's a design element that might benefit from a second look.

Anyway, I guess as the topic has received some play, the folks with the scripts will do as is seen fit. 
post #10 of 10

the site is less than easy on the eyes and hard to keep following. i hope something is done soon.

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