If you are a Firefox user, or more so, a Firefox aficionado like I am, using Firefox since it’s first betas, you might have realized the interesting new Personas addon, which gives you thousands of different skins for your browser windows.
Why is it, I ask myself, that almost all of them are designed in such a way that it is almost impossible to read the toolbar?
Have a look at some screen-shots and you will know what I mean.
This can only lead to one of two (or both) conclusions:
Either designers are not aware whatsoever that there might be writing on their images (which I doubt) or they assume that no one reads what is written in the toolbar anyway (which I doubt also). What is more is that the browser viewport gets a competitor because the use of flashy colors leads to a massive distraction. Don’t you learn that frames should be unobtrusive? I think that it’s a nice idea but once again, it leads to a number of results that you wouldn’t wish for.
I know what you want to say. „Stop being a troll, stop being grumpy about it, you don’t need to use it.“ And yeah, you are absolutely right.