Wow … just went over to Gradle.com and the Splash page is down-right garish: Magenta on yellow, lime, and cyan, with an orange button. The only color missing was blue, but I see that’s present on the demo page. I haven’t seen color-clashes that bad since MySpace.
Gradle.org is suffering from advertising Gradle.com, so I’ll leave that alone, and just focus on the Gradle Docs site. All comments are from the perspective of a programmer with 3+ decades of staring at screens who has been wearing glasses for eyesight correction all his life, but who is not color-blind.
- The Sans Serif font (Lato) is very pleasing to the eye, and consistently easy to read.
- The dark green (#007042) text on white background doesn’t have quite enough contrast to be readable for long periods of time, but since it’s used for headings, that’s probably OK. (Something like #004400 would have been better IMO, but that’s branding for you.)
- In the menus, lime (#84b62b) on blue (#405c72) is OK for contrast, but lime on white is very hard to read.
- In the rest of the documentation, the contrast levels are quite good, particularly for code examples.
On the whole, the documentation is easy to read … with a couple of exceptions as noted above. Since that’s where I spend the majority of my time when browsing any of the Gradle sites, that’s fine by me.