On Sunday 20 May 2007 23:20, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > I've noticed that blue backgrounds tend to appear much darker on a
> > CRT than they do on a TFT display. =A0For example, vimdiff's default
> > black on blue text for the DiffAdd highlight class seems to work
> > quite well on my laptop, but is completely unusable on my desktop
> > box, (where I've redefined it to be white on blue). =A0I wonder if
> > this might explain our difference in perception here?
> Maybe. =A0I'll check tomorrow when I'm back in the office. =A0I use a CRT
> there as well.
I just had a look, on my laptop; the blue background in the nav bar, and=20
even the green in the top banner are much paler on the TFT, and the=20
black text doesn't get lost. I think this is a general property of CRT=20
vs. TFT screens -- greater saturation in the colours on the CRT can=20
result in less colour contrast between foreground text and background. =20
Better IMO, to choose a colour scheme which will work well on CRTs in=20
the first instance, but also check its suitability for TFTs. In this=20
case, we definitely need a paler blue.
BTW, I've created an account, with user name `keith'; do you need to set=20
up some special privileges for me, so that I can help with maintaining=20
the fixed content pages?