RE: colors and backgrounds for web pages

  • From: dusty bray <dusty_bray@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:06:14 -0400

Ya know, this is a another problem i've been wanting to address for a while.  
Like Laura suggested, i believe CSS is the answer.  The only problem is 
selecting the correct CSS for the right mood / occasion.

i think i wrote about this plan on my website, and i'm curious if this method 
would help:  First, a Web crawler could scour the Internet for as many 
style-sheets as it can find.  Then a program could use some basic machine 
learning to categorize them.  The algorithm might even consider the content of 
the pages which use the CSS.  For instance, the language of a Web page could be 
given a rating between "casual" and "professional".  If certain color 
combinations are used more frequently, we can assume these schemes are more 
readable.  After the style-sheets are categorized, the user could search for 
the best scheme based on some criteria.  For instance, a user may want a 90% 
professional and 100% readable scheme.  Or maybe the user wants a scheme for 
Halloween or Christmas.

What do you all think?  Too bad i never have time to implement half the stuff i 
want to.  i'd like to know if any of my ideas would actually help.  Hmmm...


> From: lupshaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: colors and backgrounds for web pages
> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:00:31 -0800
> Hi everyone,
> Sighted people are giving me a hard time because my web pages aren't
> breathing fires of colorful flames! *smile*  Where can I go, or what should
> I study to learn about colors and backgrounds for web pages?  Also, is this
> something that blind people can really do? Or, will I need lots of sighted
> assistance?
> With All Respect,
> Upshaw, LaMar T
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