RE: typeface colors and contrast: how light is too light?

Subject: RE: typeface colors and contrast: how light is too light?
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 15:46:51 -0400

My thought is that document design, which fonts to use, which colors to
use, etc., is as much an art as a science. However, light fonts on a
light background and dark fonts on a dark background will reduce
readability, and you can provide side-by-side samples of that.


Cheers,

Sean

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Sean Brierley
Technical Writer
www.accu-time.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Denchfield [mailto:PamelaD -at- onyx -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 3:41 PM
To: Sean Brierley; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: typeface colors and contrast: how light is too light?


Thanks, Sean! Good question. No, our deliverables were not considered
when the colors were created.

I forgot to mention that we already use colored headings in our
template, so a precedent and therefore an expectation is set. Now
management wants those colored headings to match the corporate palette.
I will think about your other ideas for using corporate colors (logo and
lines), but I would also like to find standards or other helpful guides
for determining appropriate levels of contrast. Maybe we could go with a
darker version of the selected corporate color.
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