Stalvern wrote:Putting anything behind text makes it harder to read, not easier. Nothing but black has any business being there
I just realised I took this for granted - using white text on black is itself already a good choice. I didn’t really notice before because I always use ‘dark mode’ on any site I can - even on a desktop - but it’s a surprisingly popular choice amongst users on other sites. Reddit, YouTube, even iPhone now comes with the option of setting it up in a dark mode.
But it’s not a default setting, and even on the websites that’s do offer it I still have to reselect it every single time if I’m not logged in.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that here it’s actually already a conscious design choice opposed to just a default/generic option or an alternative.
Stalvern wrote:Multiple people have mentioned the text as being a harsh white, but it's the same muted blue as on the forums.
And somehow most of us completely missed this. That probably says even more about the subtle effectiveness of the layout already.