Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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They used to use black, but over the years, the became a little salt-and-pepper, and now it's full-on grey.

Don't laugh... it'll happen to you.

Mar 25, 2017 06:52 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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ActiveRain font color is aging right along with us oldies here in the Rain!  ;-) 

Mar 25, 2017 07:15 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I think I read somewhere that it's easier on the eyes.

Mar 25, 2017 06:38 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Good questions. Here's another one... why is the default font Times New Roman (I guess) versus something like Arial which is more crisp. 

Mar 25, 2017 07:22 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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because they can

Mar 25, 2017 06:14 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Great question, did not notice.

Mar 26, 2017 06:31 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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I noticed that too.  It doesn't bother me, I just leave it.  Sometimes when I copy and paste stuff into my post though I have to fix the color to match, that's really the only reason I noticed it. -Kasey

Mar 25, 2017 07:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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i'm with Debe Maxwell, CRS on that one!!!

Mar 25, 2017 07:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Nathan,

Who knows?

Mar 25, 2017 06:54 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

That's funny, I've never noticed.

Mar 25, 2017 06:50 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have no idea.

Mar 25, 2017 06:38 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

And me, I am clueless this morning!

Mar 25, 2017 06:37 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I will survive as Gloria Gaynor sang.

Apr 24, 2017 08:27 AM
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Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate
Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate - Castle Rock, CO
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It is as some of you suspected. Off black text reduces eye strain when reading on computer screens etc. In addition, the brain scans ahead when we read, often filling in missing words. Times New Roman is the easiest font for our brains to recognize words and allows for the fastest read.

NOTE: When we change these settings, we slow down the ability for our readers to quickly read. When we change the color, make the font BIGGER, add italics to all of it, we create a situation where people have to struggle to get through an article. Something to keep in mind.

Have a great day, all!

 

Apr 24, 2017 07:00 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Have never changed the color, probably should think of that sometimes.

Mar 27, 2017 11:12 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I wish we could customize our blog settings, at the moment you can create  templates in drafts that you can copy/paste for each category of posts. 

Mar 27, 2017 12:36 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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No idea

Mar 26, 2017 06:51 PM
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Will Hamm
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Good point but not a major problem.

 

Mar 26, 2017 11:41 AM
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Carol Williams
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I do find it a little "softer" on these aging eyes.

Mar 26, 2017 10:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I have no clue.

Mar 26, 2017 06:13 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Alan May nailed this one!

Mar 26, 2017 06:03 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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I heard the color of gray is in for 2017. AR is styling, to say the least.

Mar 25, 2017 11:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Nathan Gesner - now do I need to say I am getting old?

Mar 25, 2017 10:27 PM
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Bob Crane
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I am sure there is some sort of science behind this, or they were running out of that color.

Ask Bob Stewart , he will know.

Mar 25, 2017 10:10 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Nathan - I think it is easier on the eyes, and I don't even think about it. I just keep it grey.

Mar 25, 2017 09:05 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I think it is easier to read. I don't know if there is any other reason than that.

Mar 25, 2017 07:12 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I like to use some bold and sometimes will change to black. But it has been working. New clients are way up from my blog

Mar 25, 2017 04:44 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I haven't noticed.  I think the stuff I paste in from my other editor is black by default, so it's not an issue.

Mar 25, 2017 03:12 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
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I really have no idea. I guess I didn't notice because I change things up anyway.

Mar 25, 2017 02:30 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 I quit doing reblogs because of that gray font color.   There is no way to edit it or change it, even using HTML.

Mar 25, 2017 10:49 AM
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Richard Weeks
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I wish we knew

Mar 25, 2017 10:37 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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You just can't please everyone, Bob Stewart !

Mar 25, 2017 10:06 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I just do not know!

Mar 25, 2017 07:57 AM
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FN LN
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Presumably it was a design decision.

Mar 25, 2017 07:06 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I haven't a clue and haven't given it a thought til now!

Mar 25, 2017 06:55 AM