RE: Online fonts and sizes

Subject: RE: Online fonts and sizes
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 15:16:25 -0000

Bernd Hutschenreuther asks:
Is there a special color combination which increases the readability?

Yes. Black text, white page. <g>

Actually, if you look at the laws of heraldry - never put a colour on a
colour or a metal on a metal - that's a pretty good basic guideline to
visibility. The metals are gold and silver (yellow and white, Or and Argent)
and the colours are red, green, blue, purple, and black (Gules, Vert, Azure,
Purpure, Sable). I find it's a good rule of thumb, though not an absolute
guideline, and it's been usability-tested for approximately 8 centuries.

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer and Compendium
of Arcane and Useless Information
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control.


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