posted on Feb, 12 2010 @ 10:29 AM
As we prepare for a massive overhaul of the entire ATS site design and significant portions of the core code, a burning question remains for our
members... dark versus light.
While there are many good reasons (most from your optometrist) to display light-gray text on a dark-gray background for text-heavy content on a
computer screen, the fact remains that our eyes/brain have been trained since soon-after birth to recognize black text on white (or near-white)
(Setting aside the "just make a light/dark selection option" argument for now.)
In an ideal world, one visual design standard is the best solution, rather than rely on people finding and selecting an alternative. So with that in
mind, here are two representations of an opening post within the partial framework of new design (as you'll see, the core structure of thread
content is relatively unchanged
). If you could choose to pick one version for your many hours on ATS, which would it be?
The Dark Meat
1050 wide by 1080 high image at 200k
The Light Meat
1050 wide by 1080 high image at 220k
EDIT TO ADD:
Pay no attention to the green profile buttons at the bottom of the post area.
[edit on 2-12-2010 by SkepticOverlord]