Font color

Mike Jeays mike at
Mon Feb 12 18:52:54 UTC 2018

On 18-02-12 12:22 PM, Rob Belics wrote:
> While it is a design decision, the vast majority of art professors are not
> necessarily typographers. Though typography is art, too, what we see
> walking down the street is not the same as reading type.
> There is nothing wrong with black (#000). Boks still print in solid black
> with white background. If the glare of the white background is too much,
> you can decrease the contrast but, even then, one needs to be careful to
> maintain contrast.
> Yes, gray is a color, too, but using it means you have a reason to do so
> and, far too often, some web sites use gray text because someone else did,
> or they read about it somewhere, but no other reason they have knowledge of.
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About a year ago I wrote to the editor of the BCS magazine "IT Now", 
saying that
light gray text, in a small font, was very hard for older people to 
read. He wrote
back saying I had a good point, but I haven't seen any change in the 

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