New answers tagged readability
If you avoid borders in the form and use the same background color as the body it ll look visually better. Limiting spaces with borders is required when content needs segregation. The form area doesn't need segregation here as there is nothing to be segregated from. The borders are just adding to the noise in my opinion. Also the vertical lines are ensuring ...
Clients that complain about 'all the extra space' are usually looking at things from a visual design layout standpoint rather than UX/usability standpoint as if they were printing out the site and hanging it above their fireplace as a work of art. Yes, if you stretch your browser to 1920...a LOT of web sites will have lots of blank space. That doesn't ...
The Guidelines have been specified by the user below. A tool I like using is the Colour Contrast Analyser. A desktop application that allows you to eye drop any color on your screen and outputs the contrast ratio.
As Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.0) claimed level AA requires a contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large text. Level AAA requires a contrast ratio of 7:1 for normal text and 4.5:1 for large text. You can use contract color checker at WebAIM
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