[FFmpeg-devel] Recommendation for ffmpeg.org background color change

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Mon Jul 28 19:16:19 CEST 2014

Le decadi 10 thermidor, an CCXXII, Frantisek Korbel a écrit :
> - All most visited webs like Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo etc.
> use black text on white background: http://www.alexa.com/topsites
> - Some sensitive people can avoid to visit ffmpeg.org only because
> of its black background
> - Dark background often use warez and other illegal webs, so some
> visitors can get questions about the site contents.

An extra point about dark background : font anti-aliasing is done without
gamma correction. That makes dark-on-white characters thicker than expected
and light-on-dark thinner. All hinting and rendering is tweaked accordingly,
usually with black-on-white as a reference. On CRT screens, that can make
small fonts hard to read when ligght-on-dark.


  Nicolas George

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