Friends tell me that they hate visiting a web site that has dark text on a dark background. Even with a screen magnification program, they don't want to make a lot of changes to their configuration just to see a particular site. Is there an easy way to make these readable they ask? Yes, and it's very simple.
Sometimes a background doesn't load right, or maybe it's just bad design, plain and simple. Either way, some pages are just hard to read.
The next time this happens to you, hit CTRL-A.
All the text on the website will be selected (highlighted). The selection color is normally blue with white text. Much easier to read than, say, a dark red on a black background. This works with email in Outlook Express too!