Really it’s on @stevenlevy’s blog, on @Ev’s software -platisher no more http://adactio.com/links/11367
Kevin writes a plea on Ev’s blog for better contrast in web typography:
When you build a site and ignore what happens afterwards — when the values entered in code are translated into brightness and contrast depending on the settings of a physical screen — you’re avoiding the experience that you create. And when you design in perfect settings, with big, contrast-rich monitors, you blind yourself to users. To arbitrarily throw away contrast based on a fashion that “looks good on my perfect screen in my perfectly lit office” is abdicating designers’ responsibilities to the very people for whom they are designing.
“Kevin writes a plea on Ev’s blog” - I often still think of Medium this way too. Though isn’t Backchannel technically a Conde Nast joint now? Kevin, do you get to eventually “own” the actual post after an embargo period? More journalists should be syndicating content in an IndieWeb-centric way like this, but still able to keep all the likes/comments after-the-fact for their portfolio. (Particularly when they do all the follow up commentary and respond to comments as well as you do.)