Monday, May 14, 2007

Another example of Poor Color Contrast

I was at the gas station the other day and I saw another example of poor color contrast on a visual display. This gas pump was one of the new ones where they play ads on a TV screen above the pump as you are filling up. In addition to the ads, they have a page of news and a page of sports headlines in the rotation. Unfortunately, the person who created these pages does not understand that if the text color and the background don't have enough contrast, no one will be able to read what you have on the screen. They chose black text on a dark blue background - almost impossible to see even in good daylight conditions. Before you use colors on your slides, check their contrast using the Color Contrast Calculator at .


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