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Date Posted: 11:02:29 04/10/15 Fri
Author: TurtleBoy
Subject: I've always found straight black and white tend to hurt people's eyes.
In reply to: Comicality 's message, "I would definitely like to..." on 03:15:15 04/09/15 Thu

A black screen with white text can make the text seem too bright. In some cases, even black text on a white background can be too much for some people.

What you could try to do is a near-black and near-white. Dull the colours a bit so that they're not as 'shiny', maybe?

Like this:

The background colour is #222 and the text colour is #eee It's not straight-up black or white and can make it easier on the eyes. Increasing the line-height can help, too. It allows a bit more space between the lines.

Another thing you can do is play with the text. If you increase the line height, there will be a bit more space between each line in a paragraph, making it easier for the eyes to distinguish between the row they just finished and the one they're about to start. You can also increase the text size a bit. The current size is 9pt, which is an old-school standard. If you increase the size to around 18px, it'll be even less straining on the eyes and look a bit more crisp on the screen.

You can also try different fonts, too! Like a sans-serif or a different serif?

Example of the differences:

This is a sans-serif font. I'm straight and neat and basic and appear a little bit larger than a serif font, even though we're the same size.

This is a serif font. Notice the slight stroke-like curls on the edges :o I'm really kinda fancy :D

If you decide to stay with a white background, make the text a duller colour than black, like #333, which is the current colour of this text :D That way you don't have to worry about glare that you get from screens with backlights (monitors, tablets, phones, etc) as opposed to eReaders and print books.

Sorry, I couldn't resist adding me 15 cents :o

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