Saturday, February 21, 2009

Experimenting with Colors

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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.

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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...

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

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. Better,yet yet not good enough

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. Why not just switch to Wordpress?

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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

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  19. The current scheme is the best yet.

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