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White Text on a Black Background Hurts my Eyes

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by dvduval, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. #1
    Am I the only person whose eyes hurt when trying to read white text on a black background?



    (or on a red backround, etc)
    SEMrush


    Please...for the sake of my eyes...help!
    :)
     
    dvduval, Jun 5, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    You must have missed the days of green monochrome?

    Potatoe Pototoe.
     
    noppid, Jun 5, 2005 IP
  3. dvduval

    dvduval Notable Member

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    #3
    Remind me what Green Monochrome looks like.
     
    dvduval, Jun 5, 2005 IP
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    dvduval - I fully agree

    bright text on black or any very dark background more than hurts the eyes - it somehow also hurts the heart !

    it is a highly UNpleasant experience to surf such sites and i have a most efficient method - i strictly NEVER surf such sites no matter what their content about

    when i click on a site with bright text on dark background - i close the window on go on with OTHER sites
     
    hans, Jun 5, 2005 IP
  5. dvduval

    dvduval Notable Member

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    Yes, me too...I just leave the site.
    It seems to be especially prevalent among our youth. Geez...what the world is coming too these days! :)
     
    dvduval, Jun 5, 2005 IP
  6. flawebworks

    flawebworks Tech Services

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    It gets worse as you get older. Something happens around the 40 year mark-it's amazing what the eyes can't take anymore.
     
    flawebworks, Jun 5, 2005 IP
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    caroline Peon

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    There's an option in Firefox to view the pages with black text against a white background ("no style" I think it's called). I find it really helpful, because the negative of that or any other weird color combination strains my eyes. And that's a teenager speaking - I don't even want to imagine what it's like for older people!
     
    caroline, Jun 6, 2005 IP
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    I don't mind. Even my keyboard got white Letters on black keys :D
     
    Izo, Jun 11, 2005 IP
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    uca Well-Known Member

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    #9
    Usually amateurish sites use that style.
    There's a reason why most pro sites don't use it! :)

    Actually, it might work for some sites, maybe with very little text and for a more spectacular page, sometimes welcome pages are made like that and the rest of the site with most of the info in text is with a white background.

    In other words, no, you are not alone! :D
     
    uca, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    This gives a lot of contrast and can hurt your eyes. Its clinically proven:)
     
    tomecki, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    pcdoc Active Member

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    "Yes, me too...I just leave the site."

    ditto.
     
    pcdoc, Jun 13, 2005 IP