I read an interesting post yesterday about Ruth Reichl's recently published Gourmet Cookbook. While it was a mammoth reference work full of excellent content, its readers were up in arms about the (disturbingly familiar) color scheme. Apparently the yellow accent color was impossible to read under kitchen-light conditions. An illuminating example of how monitor-perfect design can completely fall apart in the real world.
Hopefully no one is trying to read my blog while making coq au vin.