light foreground on dark background vs. dark foreground on light background
Posted Jun 6, 2007 13:47 UTC (Wed) by zooko
In reply to: Very 1990s
Parent article: Emacs 22.1 released
There's no arguing about aesthetic taste, of course, but you should know that on modern LCD displays, using dark text on a light background allows people to catch about four thirds as many errors in a text as using light text on a dark background.
Certainly back when we used CRTs a dark background was easier on the eyes, because CRTs flicker, and more/brighter area exacerbates that problem.
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