Reverse color text (white text on a black background) seems to come up in
our discussions from time to time, and usually someone chimes in that it's
less readable. However, I know quite a few programmers who switch their
editors to a reverse color scheme due to eyestrain, including myself. And
the statement that reading black text on a white screen "is like looking at
ants on a lightbulb" has always rung true with me.
According to the study, the readability is the same either way so long as
the type is adjusted correctly, and it comes down to personal preference.
Just thought I would share that and see if anyone has thoughts.