There are several damn good reasons , dark writing on light background is the norm through the ages.
Also ; why the traditional blackboard finally got replaced by the far superior whiteboard in classrooms.
And No: It's not because "dark on light" is easier than the other way around. Quite the contrary even...
Especially at larger distances , dark on light retains its readabillity far better.
You can test this with your own monitor : Move away from the screen 'till the text starts to blur for both formats , going with an identical font and size.
You'll find out , the dark on light screen can be discerned as separate writing at a much longer distance than the other way around.
And that's just one reason.
It's also easier on the eyes , when you have a lot of reading to do.
And no: It's NOT harmfull for the eyes to read under poor lighting-conditions ; just more tiresome.
Last edited by Megamieuwsel; 01-04-2005 at 02:02 PM.