003 Comments

001

It totally depends. Just the right shades can make or break the light-on-dark. I go light-on-dark in TextMate and it definitely eases the eyes in long coding sessions.

For reading online I think I tend to prefer dark(ish)-on-light, but then again… it’s all in the hues you choose (sorry for the terrible rhyme…)

Author
Joshua Brewer
Posted
Oct 19th, 2006 1:09 pm
002

FWIW, there is some interesting research out there which supports that users with poor vision (especially seniors) have an easier time reading light text on dark background.

Author
seele
Posted
Oct 19th, 2006 2:54 pm
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Sometimes it is preferrable to sacrifice a small bit of readability and get the right “mood” or “artistic expression” for a site. Readability is an important factor, but nothing absolute. I know several sites that I cannot imagine without the “nightly” feel of light-on-dark text.

Author
Tilman
Posted
Oct 20th, 2006 12:09 pm