Make your site easy on the eyes with an off-white background

A glaring white background is common on websites, but a little subtlety in the background colour can make things a little easier on the eyes.

There are a number of websites that will provide color palettes, but it's best to choose a faintly off-white tone.  The idea is to cut the glare, not burden your website with a coloured background remeniscent of the web design abuses of the 90's

Pick what works for you, but a good example is #FDFDF0.  Here's a sample. The difference is subtle, but effective;




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