April 10th, 2014 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders
Submitter’s comments: At the following site, I wasn’t sure if they wanted to take me boating or cut my hair. Can you tell? And the background tiling looks even worse than the tiles on my kitchen floor.
Vincent Flanders’ comments: To truly appreciate the awfulness of the tiling, you have to go to the site (recommended) or look at a full-page screen capture (silly and a waste of 1.7Mb worth of bandwidth). I should note this screen capture was taken on a monitor that’s 1200 pixels wide. If your window is less than ~1067px, the tiling isn’t noticeable. Still.
There doesn’t seem to be enough contrast between the menu text at the top and the background. There are several tools web designers can use to determine the proper contrast. The article Easy Color Contrast Testing lists several.