posted on Feb, 12 2010 @ 11:28 AM
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
While there are many good reasons (most from your optometrist) to display light-gray text on a dark-gray background for text-heavy content on a
computer screen, the fact remains that our eyes/brain have been trained since soon-after birth to recognize black text on white (or near-white) paper.
While that may be true, a computer monitor is light based (additive color) and a sheet of paper is not light based (subtractive color), it's
reflection based, so it's completely different. If that doesn't make any sense, the bottom of this link explains the difference between additive
colors and subtractive colors: www.uwgb.edu...
So when you add all the colors up on a paper-based media, you get black, the usual color of text. When you add all the colors up on a monitor, you get
white, the color of text on ATS with a dark background. So in both media, white paper with black text, and a monitor with white text on a dark
background, the text is the addition of the colors in both cases, so dark meat on ATS is more consistent with white paper in my view than it might
appear. And it's definitely easier to read on a monitor.
Dark meat is the best option!