Black Text Please

Discussion in 'NI Website and Forums' started by sleen, Jun 17, 2009.

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  1. sleen

    sleen NI Product Owner

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    I am going F&%$# BLIND!

    Are you people out of your minds?

    How are we supposed to read this greyscale text? If there is a way for me to change in my profile the rendering of body text to FFFFF?

    I made the same complaint to the RME website administrators when they did this trendy switch. It takes twice as much energy for me to read and scan grey text and for anyone who has a vision challenge, this is patently unacceptable.

    Unless the forums are no longer a place for disseminating information in a responsible way and only for 'image', please tweak this theme and make the body text full on, hardcore, all the way, to the hilt, BLACK.

    If this cannot be changed sitewide because of your favoring image over information, then please give us lowly creatures a way to change it ourselves.

    Now that the website proper has become entirely not a website, but a flashsite I have zero reason to go there. If the text in the forums, the hold out apparently for html on the NI domain, does not become readable then I will avoid these 'pages' as well.

    Long live hypertext, information and clear communications. Pun intended.

    :)

    jonathan adams leonard
     
  2. kap

    kap Forum Member

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    +1 on both complaints:
    1) overall flash madness
    2) grey text in forums
    ...and I may add that even on my fast DSL page load times have doubled, making fast browsing thru the forums extremely tedious.
     
  3. phase90

    phase90 NI Product Owner

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    +1 as well.

    Grey is very tough on the eyes.

    Flash is sluggish, inefficient and ,frankly, passe.
     
  4. herw

    herw NI Product Owner

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    yes - black text color.
    ciao herw
     
  5. Aleksandr Smirnov

    Aleksandr Smirnov NI Product Owner

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    I find grey text color OK, but more options for users are needed for sure - choosing colors in preferences, for example.
     
  6. BertAnt

    BertAnt NI Product Owner

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    Seems like we have to do it on our own :D
     
  7. moss

    moss NI Product Owner

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    +1 for black text

    And let me add that I HATE flash sites:
    - fixes the size of the window
    - text not zoomable
    - simply NO information but tons of moving flying pictures
     
  8. introne

    introne NI Product Owner

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    Totally agree :)

    I supposed earlier that new page will look like this becouse there were identical version for Maschine. There is impossible to navigate quickly now. Waiting, waiting and again ... waiting. No possible to open links in new window or tab!

    When I went to Reaktor's details page ... it is ok ... down part of pages are even and very nice. But rest top flash things leaves a lot of wishes. NI, please, go back to normal and good NI's pages!

    New layout is really nice and even much better, but not in this way...
     
  9. Thomas @ NI

    Thomas @ NI Administrator NI Team

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    OK I don't want anyone to go blind, so I just switched the text to a much darker shade of grey. I think this hits the sweet spot for readibility.

    Not everyone likes small black text on white, too much contrast can give you a headache too.

    So I hope this fixed it :)
     
  10. introne

    introne NI Product Owner

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    Indeed Thomas. Thanks. Now it is much better.

    But please also make this change for editor's window :)

    But personally, I usually offer black text on white back (if we are talking about often readed texts). That is most friendly scheme for everyone, believe me. But only one thing which could give a headache is the fact of white background for main part of page followed by dark background around. But generally ... now it is ok.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009
  11. Thomas @ NI

    Thomas @ NI Administrator NI Team

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    Editor window should be better now, too!
     
  12. introne

    introne NI Product Owner

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    Thank You :)
     
  13. Aleksandr Smirnov

    Aleksandr Smirnov NI Product Owner

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  14. herw

    herw NI Product Owner

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    Thanks!
     
  15. phase90

    phase90 NI Product Owner

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    Thanks Thomas!
     
  16. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    The comments about the main site still stand though - do you want to drive people away?
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    Much better
     
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