[mythtv] Time to Vote? (as Re: Official Thread: Mythtv.org Redesign)

Cameron Kilgore ghostfreeman at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 18:11:20 UTC 2007

Huh. I never noticed that with tv ads. I have noticed that people will
tend to prefer dark-on-light sites in different kinds of lighting
(although the number of people who tend to have no preference probably
outnumber each group). I have no preference for how typography and
color matter as long as its readable.

I think a dynamically-shifting MythTV layout would be detracting to
users. Users (especially in other time zones) might mistake the change
in color as if a new site materialized out of nowhere, making it more
of a vanity feature with no other purpose.

Anyways, you can grab the PSD from here:

On 6/5/07, Jean-Philippe Steinmetz <caskater47 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/5/07, Cameron Kilgore <ghostfreeman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I also have problems with headaches (mostly migranes) but i've been
> > using light-on-dark themed websites now for quite some time and
> > haven't noticed any difference (or I never bothered to notice). Any
> > how, given the circumstances, I'd go for a dark-on-light themed site,
> > and the one Jean-Paul posted is a step in the right direction.
> I too don't really have problems visiting either types of websites. I think
> the eye strain phenomena most people experience is not because dark-on-light
> is actually better but because most computer use is set in a dark-on-light
> world and so when that is changed you get the afterimage sensation. I think
> it all mainly comes down to the overall lighting in whatever setting you're
> in. If you're in a very bright-lit setting ( i.e. it's afternoon and you've
> got all the windows open in your home/office) your eyes won't like
> light-on-dark, but if you're in a low-lit setting your eyes prefer
> light-on-dark. I've noticed an interesting trend in television actually that
> changes its advertisements according to the time of day. During the day most
> advertisements use color schemes with dark-on-light, but once evening comes
> around and you're watching tv on your couch in the low-lit living room all
> the sudden ads become dark-on-light when they're a lot of text. The eyes
> adjust the best this way. About eight years ago I actually came up with a
> website concept that would change its color theme based on the time of day
> the user was experiencing. That would be neat.
> > If anyone wants the source PSD for my modified MythTV logo, i'm
> > willing to post it. I haven't had much luck turning it into an SVG.
>  I wouldn't mind having a copy of the PSD actually. I'd like to convert it
> to vector form (Illustrator) and can output to SVG from there. It's good
> practice to have all artwork in vector-form anyway.
> Jean-Philippe
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