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    The colors, question maybe

    Just wonder, what's everyone's opinions on black backgrounds? I'm contemplating it, but what are the normal things to keep in mind when deciding on the color?
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    Any color text (including white) on a black background is harder to read than black text on a white background. If you feel you really need to go that direction, I'd suggest more of a charcoal gray than pure black.
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    Well it's more of a nested design - main background is black then there's the actual content in the middle of the screen, this has a white background w/ borders. It looks a little like this
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    <body style="background-color:#000000;color:#fffffff;text-align:center">
    <div style="width:750px;background-color:#ffffff;color:#CC0000;border:1px solid #c0c0c0;">
    some content....
    </div>
    </body>
    Kind of picture it better?

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    Depending on the design a black background can provide focus like a bullseye. The one rule I follow is to experiment with everything I can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reli4nt
    Depending on the design a black background can provide focus like a bullseye. The one rule I follow is to experiment with everything I can think of.
    Yeah, that's one advantage of using a CSS stylesheet: You can experiment with things like this by just changing one value in one file, the look at the results and see if it's better or worse.
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    Inversed text colour of high contrast is generally used by people with very poor eyesight I few of my blind colleagues generally prefer such design. Though you were referring to a black wallpaper rather than background for the text.

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