Web Design: Grey Text on White Background?
Starting around 2010, more and more websites use grey text on white background, making it hard to read.
Orange on Gray!
Greyer and Greyer!
Solarized Color Theme ?= Science
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.
see also: 〔contrast rebellion By Zoltán Gócza, Richard Gazdik. At http://contrastrebellion.com/〕
see also: How to Calibrate Your Monitor's Color.