Critics frequently accuse me of being a bigot who hates low-key color themes. While the idea of considering competitors bigots may be appealing to some, I bring you yet another proof why black-on-white rocks:
The two images above show an application by an apprentice developer of mine who didn’t quite learn the lesson yet. They were both made on a Treo 680 with the backlight turned off – while the high-key theme remains viewable, the content on the low-key theme is very hard to see.
Today’s “lesson” is short and sweet: while low-key themes may look lovely indoors, customers using their devices outdoors will have huge issues seeing them. Even though it sounds unlogical (the contrast stays the same): the proof is above…
Any ideas, anyone?