Your editor is disappointed to see various sector websites following trends to using ‘low-contrast text’ – typically with grey or off-grey backgrounds. Readers who are revamping online communications may wish to read this recent article from user experience experts Nielsen Norman Group ‘Low-Contrast Text Is Not the Answer‘.
Emails with low contrast features typically get deleted unread at VoluntaryNews (editorial eyesight has never been good). The list of websites for the ‘remove greyness’ Firefox plug-in * is also growing. Please, no more!
* The Stylish plug-in – you need some knowledge of CSS to set it up for this purpose.