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General Suggestions (We Listen!)

Legibility

by Michael Boudreau
Senior Electronic Publishing Developer
The University of Chicago Press
December 2001

Please consider changing your HTML so that text is rendered as black, not dark purple (or whatever you want to call "#333366").

When you try to print an article for later reading away from the computer, the printer renders the dark purple as a shade of gray. The result is that all the type on the printout has a "fuzzy" look that degrades legibility.

Remember that any print or online design is supposed to aid communication, not hinder it.

Ed Note: JEP is looking at a redesign for the August 2002 issue, and text will be black.