|View Poll Results: Which do you prefer, day mode or night mode?|
|Day: dark text on light background||39||60.94%|
|Night: light text on dark background||5||7.81%|
|Depends: day in bright light, night in low light||11||17.19%|
|Default: whatever comes up, can't be bothered to change it.||0||0%|
|Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll|
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|03-15-2010, 11:03 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: iPhone 3GS; Kindle 4 (Black); Nook HD+
Day or Night Mode?
Just a thought that popped into my head. Do more readers (on devices that support it) prefer day or night mode for reading?
|03-15-2010, 11:19 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA
Device: Nokia N800, PRS-505, Nook STR Glowlight
It really depends on the display. on eink, I prefer a light background, but on LCD generally a dark background. I switched to eink because my eyes are generally really light sensitive, and a white background hurts to look at. I'm a commandline junkie at both work and home, and the other day I had to use a Ubuntu machine with the default settings, and when I pulled up the terminal the white background of the window physically hurt to look at until I changed it to the more traditional white text and black background. Was pretty much the same when I read on my N800, although dimming the display generally helped.
|03-16-2010, 02:33 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Device: Sony 500, Bebook, Kindle, Eco reader Drs and soon the Archos 9
i prefer the night mode on my iphone which also allows for reading inbright sunlight
|03-16-2010, 02:54 AM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: AVTN8; BBMini; Onyx Boox T68; SGN8
If I read in the dark, I prefer my LCD (transflective or transmissive) screen, with the backlight turned all the way down, with a black background and gray lettering.
When I read on my transflective screen in a well-lit environment (I won't use my transmissive screen there), I turn off the backlight, and change to a ivory background with black letters. The e-ink screen, with the somewhat grayish background, fits perfectly with my desired colour scheme (I don't like white backgrounds, I don't even like pure white paper in books...)
|03-16-2010, 09:44 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Device: Nook Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab3, Sony PRS700, Sony PRS505
It depends on the reader. E-ink; I prefer light background, dark lettering. Back lit screens (i.e. iTouch); I tend to prefet dark background with light lettering.
|03-17-2010, 01:15 AM||#9|
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Aluratek,Sony 350/T1,Pandigital,eBM 911,Nook HD/HD+,Fire HDX 7/8.9,PW2
No day/night option on my reader.
|03-17-2010, 10:35 PM||#10|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle 1.0.8, iPod Touch, Kindle Keyboard
Depends. Day for bright light, night for low light. Also like e-ink which has no night mode; use headlamp.
If multiple multiple choice, also pie. Huckleberry or chocolate cream.
|03-17-2010, 10:39 PM||#11|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Austalia
Device: Sony PRS-505, Dell Mini 9, I-Phone
Always use night, I have an eye condition that makes me extremely photophobic so the balck screen really works for me.
|03-17-2010, 10:47 PM||#12|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Device: Ipad2 w/Kindle app
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