Readability on-line: colour

Subject: Readability on-line: colour
From: "Delaney, Misti" <ncr02!ncr02!mdelaney -at- UCS01 -dot- ATTMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 12:13:00 -0500

Mary jean, you say:

>the program I use for reading my e-mail, was set up with a black
background and blue
>letters. I remember reading somewhere that blue letters were the
hardest to
>read/see. And, I'm finding that to be the case.

>So, I've been playing around with the color of the letters. They now
are hot pink. I
>don't think this is any better than the blue letters. What do *you*
recommend? Should
>I also consider changing the black background?

The easiest colour combinations, according to the latest research I'm
familiar with are:

Black text on a white background

followed by

light yellow text on a blue background

Good luck; playing with colour is fun!

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