Splash of colour
I know that the use of colour attracts attention, but it can detract from readability. Using white print on a yellow background as you did in MacFormat 286, starting on page 36, makes the article almost impossible to read. I may be aging, but I still have reasonably good eyesight. I also find it difficult to read the answers to reader’s questions. The letters are printed in heavy, dark letters making them very easy to read. The answers which follow are in a smaller lighter print which is difficult to read. Fran Mitterer
Paul Blachford says… Thank you for letting us know this is an issue. We’ve taken in your feedback and hope you’ll notice a difference already in features such as our Apple Watch tips this issue, where we’ve dialled down the use of coloured boxes behind text to give better contrast. That’s not the end of it, though; we have much bigger plans to enhance the readability of our print and iPad editions later in the year. As ever, send any design queries to us.
You’ll need something in addition to Apple’s Photos app if your shots lack location data.
We like to make things bright, but if the text has become harder to read we’ll certainly tone down the palette in future features.