Charles Engelke's Blog

June 6, 2012

Grayed out

Filed under: Uncategorized — Charles Engelke @ 9:48 am

Why is light gray text becoming so popular on the web? More and more web pages look like copies from a machine that has run out of toner. If you want your text to be read, make it readable. The best web designers put readability ahead of appearance.

Just consider this snippet from


Isn’t it better with black text?


And don’t get me started on gray text on gray backgrounds, or trendy fonts that display on monitors with single pixel-wide strokes, or tiny font sizes in wide viewports.

Please, don’t make me open the browser’s debugger and edit your CSS to make your text readable. 


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