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Saturday Mar 27, 2004

When Color Bleeds

When I see a website with white type on black, or black type on red, I say: What is this person thinking?

Visitors cannot read against this sort of contrast without getting annoyed, afterimage on the retina, and blurred vision to boot. If this sort of design is not passive-aggressive behavior, then it is merely poor design.

Do not let design overwhelm purpose.