i dunno wtf is going on with web design crowd, but more and more idiots have websites that's hard to read. Such as using grey text on white background. They look fine on devices with high-density displays, such as smartphones, but are hard-to-read on large screen.
Google is well-known for their decisions based on statistical data and AB Testing. Did Google actually do AB Testing on this and has scientifically determined that people prefer grey text on white instead of the normal black on white?
There's a website called Solarize, that focuses on desigining the most readable color theme, supposedly based on science of color contrast. Witness:
Do you find the text easy to read?
Things get worse:
The Solarized color themes are low contrast, and supposedly works better when your computer display is under sunlight. Maybe so, but it looks terrible indoors.