Font color

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Mon Feb 12 15:53:17 UTC 2018

On 02/12/18 08:42, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Sun, February 11, 2018 17:05, Ed D wrote:
>> I'm very curious why all web site creators, young men I'm sure, use
>> gray font. Sometimes even medium gray on light grays background.
>> Occasionally lite gray font on white background. What's wrong with
>> clean black? I'm sure there some technical reason other than to just
>> peeve older folks who have hard time to read it.

The common trend of modern websites is to obfuscate the information. 
Gray font on gray background if one of the great ways of making text 
unreadable. However, this already becomes the past, these days they 
remove text alltogether, all the websites have are huge pictures.


>> Regards, Ed
> 50 Shades of Gray(sic)?

Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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