Don’t use the emboss effect on body text

Why? Well, I’m almost certain that it messes up the readability of longer texts.

I came across a couple of websites recently that use the following CSS bits on dark body text

Personas and Usability

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?