Author: Ornoth (---.c3-0.sbo-ubr1.sbo.ma.cable.rcn.com)
Date: 03-05-15 21:39
If you want to keep the brown on yellow, it will be a lot less blaring if you change the background from the saturated yellow #ffff99 to #ffffdd or even #ffffee, which are closer to ivory. There's a good reason why most paper is white or very close to it.
If you want to go back to yellow on blue, it would be better to make the blue background darker; closer to navy. Aqua/teal is just too intermediate a color to successfully put text on top of. But with a dark blue background you would have to override the link, link hover, and link visited text colors, because blue and purple get lost. Or instead of darker, just go with a lighter background, like #ddeeff. Light backgrounds are usually easier for users to read and less problematic for developers than dark backgrounds.
And IMO it would be really nice to switch away from the Comic Sans. There are lots of good alternatives on Google Fonts that are easy to use and retain the informal vibe without the baggage that comes with Comic Sans. Tho I'd warn against using decorative fonts in body copy or small point sizes, because it's strenuous to read. And why is everything in the forum bold?
YMMV, but you asked! I hope that's helpful.