Using a Dark Colour Scheme

13Apr10

When using dark colour schemes you can loose some of the readability, which is highest with dark text on a light background.
One way of keeping some of the readability is to use a more pleasant and less eye-straining contrast between the background colour and the text colour.

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Contrast Text Options

Contrast Text Options

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By using a sans-serif font instead of a serif font you can also increase the readability.

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Sans-serif or Serif

Sans-serif or Serif

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When using dark backgrounds it also looks best when you keep to a minimal colours scheme. Allot of dark sites often use white text and one or two other colours for titles and links to make them stand out more.

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Dark Background With White and Coloured Text

Dark Background With White and Coloured Text

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