annis wrote:While you are mastering CSS, I humbly petition you to change the color scheme. White on black is hard to read, plus it gives off a faint teenager-on-MySpace vibe.
Heh, I appreciate the suggestion — but I moved away from the "traditional" color scheme from the previous Latin blog I had for a good reason.
In general, for people 30+, it's easier to read black text on a white background than almost anything else.
In general, for people 20 and below, it's easier to read blood red to white (usually boys and men) or pink to white (usually girls or women) on a background color of their preference, usually dark.
Those in the middle can go with either. These facts and many others are to be found at IanJukes.com.
This is not related to age, but experience: people who are below 20 have grown up with computer and video games that have trained them to be accustomed to the non-traditional format. Those of us who played computer and video games / internet use, etc., but who read often, are adapted to both, and may even like black on white.
Unfortunately, it's impossible to appeal to both simultaneously. But there are mitigating factors in addition to these generalities: for one the red/black color scheme is thematic to Mars. Moreover, ScorpioMartianus is more than anything a podcast, for audio, while the text serves only as a supplement to that. Thus reading is not critical to the site, but with the pictures can be pleasant.