NYTimes.com Redesign Announcement
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If you are serious about digital, then you must strive for high contrast in the font. Using gray scale in the body font, as you do, does not work. The text appears washed out and is difficult to read. Use the deepest black that you can find.
dkelly505: well, technically speaking you’re right. From an esthetical point of view, your opinions wouldn’t be shared with the design community. Digital and print are two different mediums—but thanks to modern web standards and displays with high pixel density as well as contrast and color output, you really don’t have to worry about the things you talk about. Of course, design choices should always be made with visual impairment in mind. But instead of using black as in #000, I’d say it is fine to use #333 or even #666 on a white background.