like several others here I also find it ironic that a piece about faint text is written in …..faint text…What I am writing here now is barely visible. I spend a lot of time writing to web masters explaining that there is a legal requirement of accessibility for those with less than 20/20 vision and referring them to the Royal National Institute for the Blind for guidance.
Another increasing fad is for white or yellow text on black or dark blue,. If I find this I just move on rather than trying to read it, so they have lost another “client”
And while I am on the subject, I so hate those tiny “contact us” boxes with minute text = many of which do not respond to control plus
Is there ANYTHING we can do to get the message out there that you lose your reader’s interest (and possibly their business) if they cannot read what you have written.