Saturday, February 21, 2009

Experimenting with Colors

As we have hinted, we will be trying out new colors in the lay-out on this blog. This is a test and hopefully we will have some reactions. A lot of readers found text against the former red background color difficult to read, and that is what we want to avoid.

20 Comments:

Peter Malik said...

I would probably prefer a combination of darker colors in the background, perhaps avoid the red altogether

Anonymous said...

Um...yuck. Sorry... Liked the red much, much better.

Bill Combs said...

I have a difficult time distinguishing the links (on my Mac with Safari) with the new colors.

Tommy Wasserman said...

We will wait for more comments and then we will try out another combination.

David Nyström said...

Personally, I prefer black on white. Whatever you choose, try to avoid inverted colours (light letters on dark background)since many people find this difficult to read...

Peter Malik said...

but light background is not good for your eyes, very aggressive, I find.

Jim said...

actually the present go is much easier to read than the former. i'm sorry i don't know what the colors are properly called- but the peach background with the brown lettering is fairly pleasant.

Peter M. Head said...

It looks like Apricot, or should I look for another.

Anonymous said...

Better,yet yet not good enough

Ian Clary said...

Not a good colour!! This hurts the eye.
I liked the burgundy before.

J. P. van de Giessen said...

I like the background, but please the lettering a little bit darker.

Matt Evans said...

Agreed. Good background color. But the text needs to be a little darker.

Chad said...

You should try using a free template rather than just going with a custom color scheme. There are some really nice ones out there! :)

Jeremy said...

I'd love to make an image header for you. I have a sample if you're interested. Just e-mail me and I can send it. I created one with Sinaiticus blurred in the background and with ETC (spelled out fully, of course) in the foreground (I used the Trajan Pro type). I can tweak it to what is preferred.

Anonymous said...

Why not just switch to Wordpress?

Tommy Wasserman said...

Jeremy, yes you can e-mail your suggestion to me at tomwas[at]spray[dot]se. We will take a look at it.

Anonymous: I think Blogger has been good for us thus far, and especially now that I have spent hours trying to learn about some new features a switch would probably be unwise, also meaning a new webaddress.

Eric Rowe said...

I don't like the old colors or the new colors. But I had no trouble reading either.

I noticed that the change of NT Gateway came along with a change of colors. I liked the colors Goodacre had on his old version. Now that he's not using them any more, maybe ETC could copy them.

Michael F. Bird said...

Ooh, gross!

John Quant said...

The apricot is not pleasant to look at or read. I always liked the old look.

Stephen C. Carlson said...

The current scheme is the best yet.