Saturday, May 29, 2010

Reading the blog in black text on white

I didn't paint on the seascape today. I wanted to get away from it for a day and clear my head. So I painted outside. I received an email from a helpful reader ( thanks a lot, that's a big help!) that will be useful to those of you who have complained about reading the text on a black background. I like the aesthetic and the art looks good on black. I like the black., It looks cool. It also gives my blog a distinctive look.

First of all I would like to thank you for your blog, I cannot emphasize enough how much it has helped me. Thank you. Second, I've seen some people complain about the color scheme of your website, and I've seen you suggest using google reader. However, there is an easier way, at least in firefox browser. You can go to options -> content -> colors, and choose your own colors. I think that should help people who complain their eyes hurt. I've attached pictures of how to do it.
Thank you again.

Michal




20 comments:

billspaintingmn said...

Looking cool has been an art thing
since man made the first mark. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Michal said...

Glad to help. I was going to email this way earlier, but somehow I forgot, and since the color scheme doesn't bother me, I didn't remember until I visited your facebook today.

Michal
www.michalkarmazon.com

Diana Austin said...

Webtool that makes any page easily readable.

http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/

Post it to your favorites bar

Richard J. Luschek II said...

My blog is white text on black.
Does that mean I am cool too?

I never really worried about the text hurting peoples eyes. I mean, don't most people have servants to read this stuff out loud to them?

R Yvonne Colclasure said...

It must be that some people's eyes are just more sensitive. I would rather read the white on black than black on a big bright white page. Stay cool. :)

Susan McCullough said...

Honestly, I have been told that a blog or web page should always be black text on a white background-- maybe for blogs that write super long posts and the reader can get eye fatigue. Yet, I feel that for art and photography blogs, the black background makes the art pop and yes, it looks cool..

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Black is the new...black.

Terry said...

Hi Stape,
Read this great quote from Edgar Degas last night,"A painting is a thing which requires as much cunning, rascality and viciousness as the perpetration of a crime."LOL!!
This is the best series yet as it demystifies the process, creating a painting is a messy enterprise, we tend to think at some point we will look 'marvelous'!
Thank you for caring enough for us, to expose this, it is a gift truely appreciated. Terry

Jerry said...

I'm not thrilled with white-on-black but it suddenly looks like a sunny day when compared with blue-on-black. The most illegible print combo I ever saw was silver on white. Second worst was orange on white.

mariandioguardi.com said...

Since you are taking a day off from paiinting, I am going off subject.So, who was your favorite in Eurovision this year? InCulto has my vote with their Easterne European kind of Funk!Check it out.

Stapleton Kearns said...

bill:
It is preferable for the art to look cool, surely?
................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Michael:
That was a big help, I hope people quit bugging me about that now. Somehow I doubt it.
..............Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

diana;
Thanks for that. I will check it out.
...............Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Richard.
No, you resemble someone else, who is cool.
..................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Yvonne:
I think some people have an impatience with its small difficulty. Either way there is a work around.
....................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Michael;
New, is the black new?
...................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Terry:
Sometimes it goes real easy, but the seascape is often very difficult for me.
...........Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Jerry:
I might switch to pistachio on lemon. Yum!
..........Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Marian:
I don't know what Eurovision is. Is that something on television? I don't have a TV.
..............Stape

Steven said...

Ugh. I dig the blog and it's content. If users want a different experience, they can also subscribe via RSS feed and read it Google Reader, Newsgator or their mail clients. Don't change a thing!