Subject: Re: NetBSD Web Site!
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/21/1998 20:58:12
I vote for dark blue on pale yellow. Actually, "no color" is fine, too,
because a browser that supports color will usually let you set the colors,
for that case only.

On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, Colin Wood wrote:

> Scott Reynolds wrote:
> > 
> > On 21 Jan 1998, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > 
> > > Hm, I like it. Definitely more appealing than the black-on-grey look
> > > of the current page. 
> > 
> > I've always been of the (strong) opinion that the only colors that one
> > ought to use for backgrounds are solid white, grey75 or lighter, or if
> > there must be color, pastels.  Anything else causes trouble for the
> > browsers that people run on the platform you didn't design the page with
> > (gamma-related problems being chief among them).
> Me, too, at least as long as you're actually presenting content.  If
> you're not presenting anything useful, use whatever you want.
> > I personally prefer the classic `paper' look:  black on white.
> Although I do prefer black on white, it's usually better on your eyes to
> use something slightly off-white, or else use the reverse (i.e. white on
> black).  The problem with black on white with a lot of current monitors is
> that the contrast is so high that all that _white_ will give you a
> headache if you have to read a lot of text online.