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Paint It Black: A Song Choice or a Background?
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Re: Black is back
  • 4/27/2015 6:30:33 PM
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I seem to remember from decades ago the disadvantage/advantage claimed for black listing the cost factor for ink and the computer screen refresh rate as I recall for the black/white. I think I remember something too about the best colors for visibility and I believe it was actually yellow background with black print and graphics. Hence, our familiar street road warning signs and the "yellow pages" phone book of the past.

Black is back
  • 4/3/2015 1:54:41 PM
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I don't disagree about the black pixel/energy piece or the printing costs associated with black. But for me, the map is easier to read against a black background; I also think it pops more, visually. Now if the rest of Seth's page also had a black background and he'd reversed the type to appear in white, I might have a different opinion. But that one element works really against the black, imho.



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