Josef 'Jupp' Schugt wrote:
> Douglas Livingstone wrote:
>> Almost every web site uses black on white because it gives the *most*
>> contrast... if you have a problem, or know anyone with such a
>> problem, suggest to them to make their monitor less bright.
>
> That does not solve the problem. The problem is that modern monitors
> do not have phosphors that match their refresh rate. Given the
> phosphors that are used these days I would need a monitor with a
> refresh rate of about 400 Hz to find black on white acceptable. No
> chance to compensate using lower brightness. I wished this *were* a
> hypothetical problem :-|

I agree 100%.  I also alter the background from white to offwhite, light 
grey or some pastel as I simply cannot read black on white.   The 
comparision to books is not quite the same thing as most paper is not even 
close to the white of a CRT monitor.

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J. Lambert