which gray is best for print?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Sep 7 12:32:18 UTC 2008

On Sun, 7 Sep 2008 01:33:55 +0200, cpghost <cpghost at cordula.ws> wrote:
> Personally, I really dislike pure white backgrounds on light-emitting
> surfaces. When reading from a physical book, white is the best background,
> but when reading it from a CRT or LCD, it hurts my eyes very fast up to a
> point where I start to get a headache and have to stop after 10 to 20
> minutes.

While the book paper just reflects light, the screen (CRT or LED)
emits light, this seems to have a higher energy that is sometimes
not very pleasant to the eye's sensory array.

> That's why I usually use a user-specific CSS to override that
> pure-white background and change it to light grey.

That's what I like the switch "Author mode / user mode" in the
Opera browser. It strips any CSS stuff from the document and lets
me apply my custom color settings. Sometimes, even badly designed
pages become readable after all.

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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