Should a blog or site have a dark background with white font or a white backgrou

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  1. Ceres Schwarz profile image20
    Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years ago

    Should a blog or site have a dark background with white font or a white background with black font?

    Which of the two is better especially in terms of readability and user friendliness for the blog or site visitors? Which would you prefer to see if you were the site or blog visitor? If you were the site or blog owner, which would you go with? Why?

  2. kschang profile image85
    kschangposted 5 years ago

    Generally you want the site to emulate paper: white background, black font. People prefer neutral tones for background. Don't use pure white, but more of a beige, slightly yellowish tint background if you're going for "paper" feel.

    Unless you have a space theme or generally dark theme to your site/blog, THEN you may adopt the dark theme instead.

    1. Ceres Schwarz profile image20
      Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I'm working on a blog & I got a dark theme with white font but now I'm wondering if it may be too hard for people to read so I'm considering changing it to a lighter background instead. I wasn't sure about it though.

  3. Sundeep Kataria profile image67
    Sundeep Katariaposted 5 years ago

    One of the ways to answer this would be to follow the leaders.

    If one were to look at hubpages / huffingtonpost / harvard business review ( incidentally all starting with 'h') , one would notice white background with black and occasionally red / blue dark color fonts.

    1. Ceres Schwarz profile image20
      Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. Good point. I'm still working on my blog but the theme I got was dark with white font. I thought it might be too hard to read so I wondered about changing the background color. Maybe the white background is better  since a lot are using it.

  4. nayaz1625 profile image70
    nayaz1625posted 5 years ago

    Ever since we are kids we are used to reading blue/ black on white papers save the blackboard and slates at school which have now changed to whiteboard, again white background. I do not know about scientific proofs but I have observed that people tend to prefer dark text on light background - this can be white or anything very light that would not hinder the text. I even got complaints over using dark backgrounds on my website and ppt presentations. Since then, I always use light background.


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