White Text on Black Pages

Does anyone else find reading white text on black pages (such as this week’s reading) really, really unpleasant? It kind of burns my eyes.

Here’s a link to a psych study talking about why!

This maybe would have been more helpful during the website project, but I still thought it was interesting.

One response to “White Text on Black Pages

  1. anniekins127

    I found the article hard to read – I think it was the combination of white text on a black background and the thin column that made me scroll…and scroll…and scroll. I saw that what you posted was completed in 1997; I wonder what the more recent research says, since screens have obviously been updated since then? It would be interesting to see what the same kind of experiment/study would result in if they studied, say, an iPad – designed for web and e-book reading.