You asked in an edit summary if I wanted the text black.
Yes I would like that!
I think when we're using light non-white backgrounds black text is generally the right thing, and when using dark coloured backgrounds white text is generally the right thing - though we've still a bit of a problem with dark link colours on dark backgrounds.
I would guess this will work well if done across all templates.
Gale - different people have different colour perception. Years ago I wrote a high-definition imaging application where I set the colours as yellow on red, as that for me (at that time) gave the strongest and best contrast. Other people couldn't look at it! I eventually ended up with light green on grey or white on grey as the combination that gave good contrast and was restful on the eye, not just for me but for other people too. Most wikis use colour in a more restrained way than we do. Wikipedia is a good model to follow when looking for choices of colours.... James 14:53, 27 February 2008 (PST)