Black Backgrounds on Web Pages

103 words written by dylan
Posted August 06, 2002 @ 04:11 PM

I've noticed lately that I'm having a hard time reading white type on black background Web pages, and it's starting to bother me. White sans serif fonts muddy when they're on very dark backgrounds unless the type is all bold. A quick Google pulled up one site that agrees with me:

Keep the contrast low. We've seen lots of web pages that use white type on a black background. It looks cool at first, but it becomes difficult to read in long articles.
Why am I saying this? I can't read Blogdex without turning the brightness and contrast on this monitor way up.