Arghh…. I hate them

I am talking of web-pages/blogs with black background. I am sorry if you have one, but they are a pain to read – seriously!!

They might look ‘cool’, but they are certainly not ‘friendly’… Give it a thought next time you are choosing a template/designing a web site.

One thought on “Arghh…. I hate them

  1. Since I am removing the Haloscan Comments, I am copy-pasting the comments I got on this post here.

    i beg to differ…i have a black blog..and have seen many others switch to black blogs…they can be very readable provided they are designed properly…at least i happen to believe that my blog is readable
    Rajat | Homepage | 02.14.05 – 9:56 am | #

    ppl who have black background of their blogs have one thing in common,
    no matter how much u request/pester them to change it….they refuse to budge!
    vandy | Homepage | 02.14.05 – 11:02 pm | #

    Couldn’t help the smile Vandy
    Jaya Jha | Homepage | 02.14.05 – 11:21 pm | #

    Btw, I think you give your homepage URL wrong here. Its serendipity34.blogspot.com right? And not serendipity.blogspot.com I guess.
    Jaya Jha | Homepage | 02.14.05 – 11:25 pm | #

    I dont hate pages with dark background altogether but usually people do not think about readability when they do that.
    Apurva | 02.15.05 – 10:41 am | #

    ya u are right.
    vandy | Homepage | 02.15.05 – 1:46 pm | #

    I had a light coloured template– but then i switched to black for ergonomic reasons; now cmon black is soothing to eyes [esp infront of a light emitting monitor]
    Talat | 02.15.05 – 10:37 pm | #

    had a light coloured template– but then i switched to black for ergonomic reasons; now cmon black is soothing to eyes [esp infront of a light emitting monitor]
    Cheers!
    ~Talat
    PS: u can get a feel of it in http://www.talatfakhri.blogspot.com
    Talat | Homepage | 02.15.05 – 10:39 pm | #

    had a light coloured template– but then i switched to black for ergonomic reasons; now cmon black is soothing to eyes [esp infront of a light emitting monitor]
    Cheers!
    ~Talat
    PS: u can get a feel of it in http://www.talatfakhri.blogspot.com
    Talat | Homepage | 02.15.05 – 10:39 pm | #

    black is black
    white is white
    white on black
    black on white

    Readability is not the only criteria of making a good website/blogger. White on Black, FOA is good though not best, and SOA quite expressive. Expressions of sad, seriousness, smartness, dark love/life and many other feelings are best portrayed through major black background ! Love has red/pink colour, jealousy has green colour, literature has blue/white colour(cheerful), kids have yellow/faint green colour.. and so on !

    so vandy.. will u budge now?
    sbharti | 02.16.05 – 3:57 pm | #

    Readability is not the only criteria of making a good website/blogger.

    Probably you have not come across some websites where people write in brown on black background. If you don’t think readability is an issue, you are questioning the existance of website designers!

    “Think from your customer’s point of view”
    Sandeep | 02.16.05 – 6:36 pm | #

    Well, there are good website designers and bad wesite designers. If you do not take readability into consideration, you lose readers…
    A
    Apurva | 02.17.05 – 10:56 am | #

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