Hey WAmily,

I have just uploaded another training video, but something I completely forgot about, again, was to add subtitles/captions to it.

I'm going to make sure that future videos include these, and I'll try and get this one uploaded again, once added.

However, before I do, I wonder if you could help me?

What Background and Foreground Colour do you prefer when you see captions on videos?


I.e. a Black Background with White Text?

I really would appreciate your thoughts on this, as it will help you absorb the information at the end of the day. The last thing I want is for it to be too glary or not bold enough etc :-)

You can see the video here, if you would like to see how it looks.

How To Increase Your Website Traffic - Introduction

I'm looking at adding the captions to the lower third centre.

Speak soon,
Chrystopher

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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you for all of the feedback, I have just uploaded the updated video, which is now 18 seconds shorter, and contains subtitles. I would love to know what you think before I upload the rest from this series :-)
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Rhonda40 Premium Plus
White on dark gray (almost black) OR white on blue as long as it is not electric blue and stark white. Of course, I have been doing computer work since the days of green lettering on a black screen.
I have found books with light green paper and black lettering works well.
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
I appreciate that Rhonda, thank you :-)
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Dhind1 Premium
The white text that you have on the blue background in the first video looks good. So, if you are going with this theme, I think the white text is the way to go. White text against a dark solid background works for me.

Black text is the obvious choice for white background, but I assume you will not have many white backgrounds.

Alex
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Very true Alex, consistency is key, and to not have too many colours throughout the video. White text on a darker background would make the most sense, thank you :-)
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D-Link Premium
Hello Christopher, the black with white looks good to me. Perhaps a bit larger text for older folk like myself. Another thing I noticed was that the video was a little dark it was like it need to be brighter like the light was on dull.

Cheers mate. Hope this helps


DM
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mathewP1 Premium
We like the thought about bigger text we are not that old but is hard to see from a phone.


Cheers,
Mathew&Deloris;
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you David, I appreciate the feedback, I will look into the lighting situation as well :-)
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Very true Mathew & Deloris, always need to bear in mind that people will be watching these on small screens, I'll do my best to get the balance right :-)
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BarbaraBC Premium
Is the video taken down? I tried to go to it, and it said not found.
My friend is legally blind, but can still see enough to read his smart phone. However, he has to invert the screen, so it shows white letters on black background. I think the greater the contrast the easier it is to read!
Thanks,
Barbara
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you Barbara, and not as far as I'm aware, I have just checked and I can still see it, do you want to try this link, and I'll go and check the link above :-)
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Apologies, the link became corrupted, all corrected now, thank you for letting me know :-)
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