Some weeks ago the theme on the mobile template for my blog changed from light to dark. Numerous readers complained that made it more difficult to read text, particularly highlighted items.
I think I figured out how to change it back to a light background. If you’re using a mobile device, does that work for you? Is it more readable? Please let me know in Comments, so I can continue to fiddle with it if necessary.
Light is always the best choice, particularly if your audience is over 40.
Reading on my iPad. Background is white. Much preferred.
Prefer the light. Especially when you have highlighted text. It disappears on the dark background.
Another vote for light, along with a larger font.
I concour light is better. Especially with what you highlight.
I can't read the highlighted text with the Dark background on my Iphone. Please go back to white.
I think this will be good. Perhaps highlight something so we can see that as well?
Light will be preferable for most, but I should point out that in most browsers you can override colors for text and background if you need to.
Light is better so far. With dark the highlighted text was pretty unreadable.
Much, much better now!
No text highlighted, so I hard to compare,
The dark background highlights I could not read.
Besides the highlights being unreadable the dark looked cool.
Viewing on an iPhone.
With dark any highlighted sections are unreadable Peter and the rest of the text is way clearer with light background too
I won't try to convince you to go back to dark. It seems plenty like staring into light bulbs. That's why I use something that lets me invert the colors so I can have my sanity back. Then, I find most 'mobile' versions annoy me and use the 'desktop' override as well.
Peter, the iPhone version seems to be grey. While that is much better than the previous dark (black) background, white would be best.
I prefer dark background especially when reading in the dark; I can lower the brightness a lot and still be able to read and do not disturb the missus. It is also easier on the eyes and will not kill night vision as badly.
My Kindle book setting has been setup for dark for a long time.
Change the highlight color, when dark, to something with more contrast.
Light! I can barely read the Dark background.
I much prefer the white or beige background. Two blogs went to dark and I no longer read them. Too hard on old eyes.
This is much preferable. The dark was a little bit too dark.