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Hold your mouse cursor over each of those numbers - A little text box will open up to explain them.
Amongst other things, the "Post Volume" row also has the same explanation feature.
Please be familiar with the various topics and other links in the "Essential Links", found in the top of the page menu. Amongst other things, this is where to find where to report various forum problems.
Does anyone else have trouble reading red text on a blue background like Moose’s essential links reminder? Does anyone know why that happens? It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.
Does anyone know why that happens? It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.
Let me turn these around:
quote:It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.
Does anyone know why that happens?
Now I can answer.
Yes, I do know why this happens. Your eyes are getting old, Dogmafood! It is time for tri-focals, ol' chap.
I know because with my old, tired eyes everything looks fuzzy. My glasses make it all ok. Red on blue is not the greatest contrast on the color wheel but to my technology enhanced vision it looks passably fine.
One thing we were taught in HTML class was that our ability to deal with the contrast between different back- and fore-grounds of different colors changes as we get older ... it gets worse. I'm sure there are physical/physiological/psychological explanations for exactly why that is, but the bottom line is that some combinations just don't work. For example, I always found that yellow on blue (like Air Force and Navy signs) worked just fine, but that was 20 years ago. Recently, somebody on this forum complained about that color combination and I also now found it a bit harsh on the eyes.
In HTML/Web/GUI style guides out there there must be a list somewhere that recommends which combinations to use and which ones to avoid.