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Introducing Two New Styles

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kina, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    True. As long as you're keeping what I have now, my brain will be fine.
     
  2. SOC

    SOC

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    Am I the only one who finds serifed fonts harder to read? A visual clutter thing maybe....?
     
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  3. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    I typically use a greyish background on a screen I configure myself, but I'm happy with the Dark Brown setting here. It took some getting used to, but it's low contrast and I find the dark is less straining.
     
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  4. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Yes, thank you Kina for all your efforts in setting up these two new themes.


    @wbd, I can certainly provide guidance to anyone who wishes to install a browser custom stylesheet (it takes about or 10 minutes), if there is interest. Let me know. It's slightly different for each different browser. The installation instructions for the Safari browser I wrote up a while ago in a previous post HERE. I also just added the Firefox installation instructions.

    Though the way I have set it up, this custom stylesheet only applies to the PR forum, not every website you view.

    One you have set up the custom stylesheet in your browser, you can then change the font specifications in the stylesheet to your own personal taste. Everyone will have different font preferences.

    I find that only a few fonts can penetrate through my constantly blurred eyesight, my often quite severe ADHD (this is my worst problem), and then finally though the ME/CFS brain fog!
     
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  5. Kina

    Kina

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    @Hip what fonts are you using?
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member

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    Wow, I wish I knew before that we could change the screen. I have always found the bright white background very hard on my eyes. The darker screen is much easier to read from. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    The font that works best for me is Gill Sans (or Gill Sans MT if you are on PC), set at size 16. For some reason I find this the most readable for my vision.
     
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  8. Mark

    Mark Former CEO

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    I just want to mention that Kina has done all the work on these styles - and it's been a lot of work! - and I think the end result is just fantastic! I've been using the 'Light for Low Vision' theme for a few weeks now, while it's been in the final stages of testing, and I love it! So a big vote of thanks to Kina for all her hard work on these themes. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  9. juliaa

    juliaa

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    this is from a long time ago, but i just found this option and i love it! i use candlelight on my mac, which makes a lot of things hard to read, but makes it possible for me to tolerate the screen better. (it reduces blue light all the time, unlike f.lux, which only does at night).

    everything is much crisper and more readable/visible. i love candlelight and night modes on my devices, but it really messes with the visibility of websites and i appreciate something like this that makes that easier!
     
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  10. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Just a note: I just got a new computer and it has an option to turn on the low blue light night setting all the time (it has a color mixing slider). If you have a newer computer, hunt around in your settings and you may find it. It doesn't interfere with visibility of websites at all. For me, personally, this is the best viewing option.
     
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    halcyon Senior Member

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    I've found the deluminate Chrome extension to be quite helpful in addition to f.lux.
     
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  12. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1

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    @minkeygirl , I seem to have the same issue as you too, they both bright (I dont know if that is the best way to explain it but the blue is certainlyy glaring to me), they both are jarring to me. The big contrast between that bright white writing on the dark is jarring. Needs to be toned down, grayer. Anyway, I know exactly what u mean.. low vision ones too bright.

    Ive just gone back to the dark blue cause both those ones for low vision were too much for me. Have u tried the dark blue on this? that isnt bright and I dont have issues with that one.
     
  13. taniaaust1

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    Nods, the black with the bright white contrast is very straining ...its too much. I was just agreeing with minkeygirls post.
     
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    nods, the dark blue one is my favourite.
     

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