Skip to main content

Colour Changes

Just as a side note, I've received a lot of complaints about my white text on a black background - so I changed to black text on a white background - and got a complaint about that on the first day.

I'm not particularly excited about the black text on parchment look but I'm hoping it's a happy medium. Sorry about all the changes.

Comments

Stat Mama said…
LOL trying to please the sensory-defensive masses ;) The black on parchment is gentle. There are a variety of more interesting blog backgrounds available on the net, since Blogger doesn't offer a fantastic variety, should you be interested.
Anonymous said…
A lot of people have trouble with the high-contrast black+white, no matter the combination. I think this is a good compromise, but I've also seen white on a dark grey or black on a light grey as alternatives that are easier on the eyes, if you really don't like the parchment color yourself.
-- keri
Khelben said…
Why please others with your own blog? Do it for yourself, listen to what others think and then continue on what you yourself want.
Gavin Bollard said…
I'm not trying to please people. IMHO, the black was the most stylish and simple, hence my choice.

I am however trying to keep a reasonable degree of readability. Since the complaints were about it being "difficult to read" rather than "don't like it", I decided to try a change.

I know that the standard blogger templates aren't pretty but I'm not trying to win awards here. Ideally people come here for content rather than style.
Anonymous said…
I found two add-ons "zap colors" and "zap white backrounds" to help me with this. One changes any page to black on white and the other to black text on a neutral color.
Anonymous said…
I never complained but thanks much for the new look! White on black hurt my eyes and I always saw a venetian blinds after-image for a few minutes after reading a post.
Khelben said…
I'm one of those which liked the old look with black and white. So I'm not complaining here, just expressing my opinion. :)
Drew said…
I wasn't all that keen on the white(text)-on-black, but I got around it by reading it in Google Reader instead, where everything is black-on-white.

You can even fool around with a very slight, black-on-lightgrey or blue-on-grey or something different.
Anonymous said…
I like the way it is now! Thanx for changing the background color...Sorry about that complaint xD
midwestcoast said…
I knew that I was going to be reading your blog, because I clicked a link from google reader to get here. I started reading though and forgot which author's blog I was reading, because of the color change. It gives it a totally different mood! I didn't recognize the blog until I saw the post about color change.
Anonymous said…
Wooooww... prepare me for this one. I thought another one had taken over your blog or something like that!

Well... I liked the old one better, but then again, It's alot easier to read now.

I was just wondering, can't you just use a pick-a-color, so that the user decides the colors?
Anonymous said…
My Aspie son finds the old format easier on the eye and I, his Neurotypical mum, like the new format. Your posts r always just what we need to hear; very encouraging and help us to know we r on the right track.
the acro said…
lol, we are peobably the pickiest people on earth

Popular posts from this blog

Why do Aspies Suddenly Back Off in Relationships (Part 2)

In part one, we looked at the role that Change Resistance plays in causing aspies to suddenly go "cold" in otherwise good relationships. This time, I want to look at self esteem and depression; Self Esteem The aspie relationship with themselves is tedious at best. People with Asperger's commonly suffer from low self esteem. As discussed in earlier posts, this low self esteem often results from years of emotional turmoil resulting from their poor social skills. Aspies are often their own worst enemy. They can over analyze situations and responses in an effort to capture lost nonverbal communication. This often causes them to invent problems and to imagine replies. Everything made up by aspies will tend to be tainted with their own self image. This is one of reasons that people with Asperger's will sometimes decide that they are not good enough for their partner and that they must let them go. Sometimes, the aspie will develop a notion of chivalry or self-sacri

Aspie Myths - "He Won't Miss Me"

I apologise for the excessive "male-orientated" viewpoint in this post. I tried to keep it neutral but somehow, it just works better when explained from a male viewpoint. Here's a phrase that I've seen repeated throughout the comments on this blog on several occasions; "I know that he won't miss me when I'm gone because he's aspie" Today, we're going to (try to) bust that myth; Individuals I'll start off with a reminder that everyone is an individual. If all aspies were completely alike and predictible, they'd be a stereotype but they're not. Each is shaped by their background, their upbringing, their beliefs and their local customs. An aspie who grew up with loud abusive parents has a reasonable chance of becoming loud and abusive themselves because in some cases, that's all they know. That's how they think adults are supposed to behave. In other cases, aspies who grew up in those circumstances do a complete a

Aspies and Sexuality

A word of warning: This post may cover adult topics - though really nothing "juicy" so it's probably safe. You may want to read it carefully before allowing minors to look at it.   The Myths   In the last week, prompted by some "off the wall" questions, I have been reading a lot of discussions about autistic people (including "aspies") and sexuality. I am amazed at the opinions of otherwise respectable people in the medical profession. I have found a whole bunch of statements including; All autistic people are gay Most autistic people are asexual (derive no pleasure from sex). Autistic people are sex maniacs Preferences Reading a lot further afield and having discussions with other aspies makes it clear to me that aspies come in all sizes shapes and forms. Their preferences vary just as much as neurotypicals. On Page 246 of "Asperger's Syndrome: Intervening in Schools, Clinics, and Communities" By Linda J. Baker, Lawrence A., they