Over at Pergelator, we find a screenshot of, well, an earlier Pergelator article:
Now what was perturbing at first, of course, was that little circle just above the beginning of the second line of text, which was eventually blamed on Chrome, because it’s a Google product and when in doubt, you might as well blame Google, especially since the article was posted via Blogger, which is a Google product.
But what’s more interesting is the second complaint:
You know what else is weird? The background in the screenshot is a different color than the background here, even though they should be identical. I mean, it’s a screenshot, right?
It is. And so is this:
I took that via Firefox 26. Obviously I’m not using the same typeface or size. More important, I didn’t save this as a JPEG; I saved mine as a PNG, which works better on text and charts and graphs than JPEG, which is better suited to actual pictures of stuff.
There’s still the question of why my copy of his background is darker than my background, but that’s also pretty easily answered: his text-area background color is just a hair darker than mine. (I use flat #FFFFFF in this theme; he uses #F5F5F5 in his.) And actually, the slightly off-white is probably a bit easier on readers’ eyes.
This is not to say that I’m any kind of graphics whiz or anything, only that I’ve been at it long enough to manipulate the rudiments reasonably well.