does this look right?

playing around with my wordpress template — think i’ll probably shift to something different before too long — but at a few folks’ urging, have switched (for the time being, anyway), to black text on white background, for readability, while retaining the same typography.

i’m clear that this is more readable, but think that it might be, um, what’s the word…ugly. lmk if you have an opinion. i think this theming might just be too stark & washed out.

20 Replies to “does this look right?”

  1. I vastly preferred the previous incarnation. It looked far and far nicer. Maybe you could provide this “legible” one as an alternate stylesheet (accessible through view -> page style, with maybe a switch link somewhere for better discoverability)?

  2. I also preferred the previous theme. Some colour would be nice around the edges. Perhaps there could be some sort of border around the posts while keeping the body black-on-white.

  3. I vastly preferred the previous incarnation. It looked far and far nicer. Maybe you could provide this “legible” one as an alternate stylesheet (accessible through view -> page style, with maybe a switch link somewhere for better discoverability)?

  4. I also preferred the previous theme. Some colour would be nice around the edges. Perhaps there could be some sort of border around the posts while keeping the body black-on-white.

  5. I always prefer white text on a black background. To me, white-on-black is more readable and easier on the eyes.I agree with you that this theme is a little washed out looking.

  6. I always prefer white text on a black background. To me, white-on-black is more readable and easier on the eyes.

    I agree with you that this theme is a little washed out looking.

  7. It’s interesting how “off” the proportions seem with the b/w reversal; the individual posts, not so much as the front page. I do find it slightly more readable though I can’t say I was suffering before. Perhaps you could include the old stylesheet so that we could switch between them to compare, or open them side by side in tabs to compare.- A

  8. It’s interesting how “off” the proportions seem with the b/w reversal; the individual posts, not so much as the front page.

    I do find it slightly more readable though I can’t say I was suffering before. Perhaps you could include the old stylesheet so that we could switch between them to compare, or open them side by side in tabs to compare.

    – A

  9. I am the least tech oriented of anyone who enjoys reading your blog, but for it is worth, I preferred the previous version. It was pleasant to the eye, and very ‘readable’, even for a 55 yo with glasses!

  10. I am the least tech oriented of anyone who enjoys reading your blog, but for it is worth, I preferred the previous version. It was pleasant to the eye, and very ‘readable’, even for a 55 yo with glasses!

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