20 November 2002
My site uses a lot of strange, flashy colours (colors, if you will).
I like them, chose them
with care, and they play a role in the atmosphere I am trying to create.
However, I can quite understand that some people don't like them, or even find such colours appalling. Others - some 8 percent of men - are colour blind, as a result of which many combinations of foreground (text) and background colours I use, have hardly any constrast for them. That makes text difficult or impossible to read. I ran some of the simulations of how my pages look to colour blind people, and couldn't read much myself either. Quite an eye-opener.
For these reasons, I decided to offer the visitor a choice. So now you can disable my crazy colours, and replace them with a neutral, flat, pale, to my liking extremely dull and boring, tiringly bright and white colour scheme. But if that's how you like it better, that's what you get. It's up to you.
You can make this choice by clicking (or Tab-to and Entering) the Neutral link I have on several pages. The Weird link restores my weird colours. (Click Reload, or Ctrl-R or Ctrl-F5 to see them, I didn't manage to let this happen automatically).
If you disable cookies in your browser, the colour preference option probably doesn't work, or you have to repeat your choice every time you visit again.
If choosing between two colour schemes, one crazy and one neutral, is not enough
for you, you could also look at the preferences/options/settings etc. of your
browser. Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera have an option to prefer your own customized
colours over those of the page.
Opera even lets you refer to your own style sheet in CSS.