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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 6th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)

form vs function?

interesting article on "obnoxious regimes" however i had to cut and paste it into Word because your page is shockingly unreadable. Maybe you designed it on some grandiose new LCD monitor with perfect colour and contrast, but my plebian CRT makes it look like, well, like a total piece of amature bullsh*t. note to all web designers--white Courier font on black background is a BAD IDEA. if i wasn't so interested in the article, i would have departed at once from your page. as it is, you seem clever enough to handle a bit of constructive criticism. So here it is: if you really really really 'need' to have white text on a black background, how about a nice 10 or even 12 point sans-serif like Arial. then look at it on the worst monitor you can find. best of luck...
vexen From: vexen Date: May 9th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: form vs function?

I don't have many resources to test on different monitors, I live amongst luddites in a foriegn country (my monitor is pretty old though, I'm replacing this week with a CFT!), I only really can test different resolutions with ease. But I don't fix absolute font sizes, I use the default font size of your browser as the relative mid-point, so increase or reduce font size on your browser if you're finding white on black difficult.

Actually here is my font line from usa.css:

body.USA,td,th{font-family:times new roman;font-size:medium}

I'll play with a sans serif font and see what happens.
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