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Black Backgrounds

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Question: Do black backgrounds look professional?
Yes - 2 (20%)
On some web sites, such as music sites - 7 (70%)
No - 1 (10%)
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« on: August 24, 2006, 04:57:44 am »

This is a recuring question with me.

I love black backgrounds - on some web sites. However I do not think they look professional on retail or business sites (unless they are maybe related to music or the likes).

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006, 09:58:41 am »

It really depends on the site.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2006, 08:40:11 am »

For me, I dont really like dark backgrounds. But some sites does it very well.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2006, 01:18:20 pm »

Black backgrounds are acceptable on a very select few websites - websites that are trying to convery a certain attitude and niche such as music or art.

In most other cases, it just brings up bad memories of webdesign in 1999.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006, 06:41:56 am »

Funny I have good memories of webdesign in 1999
back in the day when money was free Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 09:34:00 am »

Hmm...I am thinking of making a html template with a black background.
Wondering whether how would it turn out.

Any tips?
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2006, 01:20:49 pm »

It depends on how good you are.
also depends on the taste of the individual using it.
I have seen black work very well with silver and 3d graphics elements but it really takes some skill to get the most from the site.
and some people will still complain about it if they have really crappy monitors, check it on a CRT & a TFT for readability.
Also even with a black template, it shouldnt be too black.
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006, 03:30:19 pm »

you can make really great lookinng sites with black backgrounds, as long as they arnt trying to sell a product or professional service.  it just doesn't work. (msucis is the exception)
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006, 03:20:23 am »

I honestly have a hard time with black backgrounds.... My eyes cannot read them well.

Allow me to use this site as an example... I have to strain to read the white text on the predominantly dark backgrounds, and when I go to post, there is a dark backgrounds behind the white text box as I type black text. Plah... I need to go into eye therapy after posting here.
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2007, 02:46:46 pm »

Depends on the site.  My preference is difinetly white but sometime black looks great
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 08:59:34 pm »

I like black backgrounds...but not for areas with text thats when it gets hard o read stuff. On my site I have a black background but for the areas with text I use light brown and god backgrounds to make reading the text easier for our users.
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2007, 07:57:52 am »

Black backgrounds looks kind a underground for me.

I was thinking first that it is easily to read a black grounded forum for many hours (without all usual white shinning), but white letters on black is not easy to read.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007, 05:10:19 pm »

Charcoal colors have more of a design feel than a straight blck design, however with the right use of other color elements they can look quite smart but it takes a good designer to pull it off, and yea music or art based sites tend to pull it off alot better
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2007, 04:47:28 pm »

That poll was not there before. Voting now.
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007, 03:17:12 am »

Probably black backgrounds it's good, but when you look such sites in very solar weather black color very much stirs and it is badly visible the screen Smiley
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