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Text shadows can make text pop but do not make text more readable. I'll concede that adding text shadows around white text on a white background will make the text more readable since anything is more readable than invisible. I disagree, however, that using text shadows around black text on a white background is more readable than simply black text on a ...


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To me, the answer is yes, especially for dark themed sites. Here are some images from a site that I designed for my brother's roofing company. He wanted an all dark theme. So I gave him a dark gray background, some off white and gray body texts, all with darker CSS3 shadows. ( Small caveat: the images actually came out darker than the site actually is when ...


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It can, by increasing the contrast between the text and the background, which is its primary purpose. jsFiddle for actual demo ...


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Apart from the answer given, I would like to mention one very important Use Case where the solution is nothing BUT shadows. Text on an image When you don't have control over the image on top of which you are writing text, you have to ensure proper contrast for best readability. A Big hero Image seems to be rage these days. A dark shadow is added behind ...


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In some situations a drop shadow or stroke can be used to maximise accessibility and maintain the contrast ratio between text and the background. I have used this method once or twice when dealing with strict brand guidelines that demanded non-conforming colour combinations. It is mentioned as a technique for meeting the SC 1.4.3 (Contrast) criterion of ...


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I don't know which fonts are best, but I would recommend trying out a few with the person affected. I have had a some experience working with dyslexics and found trying different coloured papers to print on very effective. Blue was often found to improve visibility.


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No - there is no "friendly font" for all. Dyslexia is not a hard and fast condition. Different people who are dyslexic will exhibit differently. As a result a particular font that helps one individual does not necessarily help another. io9.com actually has a recent article which cited several studies on the subject: A Special Font to Help Dyslexics? More ...


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I can't speak to all of your concerns, but here's some thoughts: Don't include all the weights. When I download Noto Japanese, the files are 30 MB uncompressed, but it includes 7 different weights. Choose the weights you want to use (e.g. maybe you only need Regular and Bold, 4.4 MB each) Use the Google early release API. If any other sites decide to use ...



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