14 Jul 2009 - 10:24pm
6 years ago
15 replies
Harikrishna VP

Colors and Usability

Esteeemed members,

I have two information requests.

1) Can you please share some literature on usage of colors and

2) Also can you please share your knowledge on whether a color affect
the download speed of a website. For example does a white background
page load faster than a black background page. Or doesnt it make any

Harikrishna VP

12 Mar 2009 - 7:26pm
6 years ago
15 replies

White text on dark background?

Hi everyone,

There's a debate in our team on whether we should use dark or white
background when displaying texts (say around 200 words).

Not considering the fonts, font size, and color contrast, I found
myself feel more comfortable to read texts on dark background for
longer period time on screen. Some posts I found on web (such as also state print
media and computer screen are different. Computer screen itself
outputs lights and thus white background can be blinding.

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