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DaveCurtis

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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2009, 04:18:01 AM »

How about Jeff chooses the colour scheme. Super saturated and punch black!  
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2009, 06:09:34 AM »

Quote from: opgr
The problem appears to be that the white text lines on black background seem to produce a severe afterburn effect in my sight, and consequently when I view the images i experience a horizontal pattern overlay of dark and light linings.
As far as I can see, the text is not white but light gray (#cccccc) - and I really don't have any problem with that. Matter of taste, but I really do find the gray-on-gray text pattern much less legible.
I feel too the black background is needed to display photographs on the screen, or very dark gray at least (#333 or darker).

And of course, Michael chooses what suits his website best!
I wouldn't care that much either if someone would make the same kind of remark on my website (below).
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2009, 07:29:40 AM »

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ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!! You have taken ambiguity to a whole new level... me like!
Ambiguity unintended, but is funny now that I read it differently.

Clarification -

New articles: dated, and up to date.

Old articles: un-dated, and dated.

 

But you get the point. If a small change like this took years, don't hold your breath waiting for your requests.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2009, 07:30:39 AM by Chris_T »
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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2009, 09:39:24 AM »

I'll change the colour scheme. I just need people to complain for another few years.

Michael
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2009, 10:56:54 AM »

Back in DOS days, on my first color monitor (all of sixteen different colors available!!!), I found that yellow text on a blue background was easy on the eyes. 
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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2009, 08:02:24 AM »

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Back in DOS days, on my first color monitor (all of sixteen different colors available!!!), I found that yellow text on a blue background was easy on the eyes. 

I can offer a few reasons:

- Yellow is indeed contrasty against blue.

- You were not distracted by anything else other than the text in DOS.

- At that vintage, your vision probably was able to distinguish yellow from blue.  

Ah, the good old days.
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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2009, 08:49:27 AM »

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I just hate the fact that this website seems to be the only one on the web designed to be unreadable on a 1048X768 screen and for no reason whatsoever other than to be annoying.

That's funny.

While I do think this site looks like a refugee from the 90's with lots of tables, a "Frame" look and less than optimal colors, it is after all MR's choice. He did a redesign a few years ago that brought its styling from 1995 to 1998'ish. A positive start, but most know it will never win any "attractive design" awards. Oh well....

Regarding your point however, one might be inclined to ask why you're using a "1048X768" monitor (something I've never heard of before and doesn't exist as far as I know) and complaining about it. Perhaps your problem could be solved by using a 1024X768 monitor, as most "El Cheapo" computers shipped in the last decade came with those as a "free" option. Are you a photographer? Are you too cheap to spend $100 - as that's all it would take considering where you are - and buy a better monitor with higher resolution?

Here ya go sport.. $99.99 shipped.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824009151
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« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2009, 01:28:48 PM »

On my PC, using Fire Fox, I can have it anyway I want.
In Fire Fox, on the top of the page, just go to Tools, Options, there you will find "fonts and colors" Set them anyway you like.
Problem solved.

BTW. I like light color (wheat yellow) text on a black background.
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2009, 02:00:33 AM »

Quote from: Bill Koenig
BTW. I like light color (wheat yellow) text on a black background.


Ahhh jeeeeze...don't give Michael any ideas huh?

Truth be told, when Michael first launched LuLa (it just celebrated it's 10 birthday recently) the DI industry was still using CRTs and the various sizes and resolutions often dictated that page design for the web have what I would call an EXCESS of built in contrast because of the pixel dithering that CRTs did–which led to a lot of softening in both pages and images on the web. Back then, Michael could make the reasonable argument of "readability" and pretty much win cause the old green/yellow/white/black scheme really did show up even on soft CRTs.

In this day and age where the biggest problems we have with displays is figuring out how to lower the luminance enough to calibrate and profile the damn things is that what was useful (and sometimes needed) on the web in the old days looks garish and are arguably really objectionable on today's displays.

All of which would not contribute enough visual diarrhea to constitute a mass exodus of visual artists from LuLa...which essentially was the point I was trying to make that Michael is seriously giggling (his cohort Chris is also having a good chuckle I would surmise) because while Michael does have an sophisticated aesthetic when it comes to photography and prints, his sense of design of aesthetic is something out of the 1970's. Heck, have you ever seen the shirts Michael wears? What he thinks is hip and trendy is easy to find in thrift shops (a place I sometimes suspect Michael likes to shop at cause he's so friggin' cheep).

All of which comes back to the central theme in this thread...people come here -NOT- for the design aesthetic of the web site but because of the information and the community. Ever notice that Michael's photos look ok even though he does a a really ugly yellow holding rule around the images? Wanna know why? Cause Michael only picks images that look good with a yellow holding rule (DOOOH!!!).

The only way (and I'm really over 1/2 serious here) that this web site would fundamentally change is if monthly unique visitors to the LuLa site monthly fell in numbers a couple months in a row. Now, while sales of "stuff" may have softened...I'll bet the visitor count to the web site hasn't fallen too much (I wouldn't be surprised if it's actually increased in today's economy) because hey, visiting the web site is free (well, except the cost to your eyes if you really, really hate black backgrounds with yellow holding rules!).
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« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2009, 08:44:03 AM »

Keep it up Schewe and I`ll put up a Hawaiian shirt motif as a background.

M
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« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2009, 10:40:58 AM »

I find that after your eyes have just finished bleeding that the color scheme looks best.
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« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2009, 03:38:39 PM »

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Keep it up Schewe and I`ll put up a Hawaiian shirt motif as a background.


Cool. . .I have a variety of candidate designs. Just have Chris pull stills from one of our videos!

:~)
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« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2009, 05:08:58 PM »

Fixing a website is like cleaning a garage.
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« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2009, 10:32:08 PM »

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Cool. . .I have a variety of candidate designs. Just have Chris pull stills from one of our videos!

:~)

Great idea. And while you're at it, why not provide a set of user-selectable "skins" for the website. Include Schewe's ten best shirts, plus Michael's black with yellow rule for those that hate change oif any sort, and light green on dark green for the True Traditionalist!
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« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2009, 01:20:23 AM »

Quote from: John Camp
Fixing a website is like cleaning a garage.

My garage has more junk in it!
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« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2009, 02:51:54 AM »

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The problem appears to be that the white text lines on black background seem to produce a severe afterburn effect in my sight, and consequently when I view the images i experience a horizontal pattern overlay of dark and light linings.

I find this true for all sights that have light text on dark background. I can't stand it!
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« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2009, 07:47:27 AM »

Quote from: John Camp
Fixing a website is like cleaning a garage.

The solution is simple: know what junk is, and don't put it in them to begin with. Same applies to a photo. KISS.  
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« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2009, 10:38:21 AM »

Quote from: michael
I'll change the colour scheme. I just need people to complain for another few years.

Quote from: Schewe
The only way (and I'm really over 1/2 serious here) that this web site would fundamentally change is if monthly unique visitors to the LuLa site monthly fell in numbers a couple months in a row.


and I'm sure regardless of what color scheme is used, someone will not like it either.
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