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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%
Pie 9 14.06%
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:25 AM   #3
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Day. If multiple choice, also prefer pie.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:32 PM   #4
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In the daytime, I use a parchment colored background with sepia text and at night I use night mode.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:33 AM   #5
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i prefer the night mode on my iphone which also allows for reading inbright sunlight
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:54 AM   #6
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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...)
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:53 AM   #7
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Night mode seriously messes with my head.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:44 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:15 AM   #9
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:35 PM   #10
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Depends. Day for bright light, night for low light. Also like e-ink which has no night mode; use headlamp.

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Old 03-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #11
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Always use night, I have an eye condition that makes me extremely photophobic so the balck screen really works for me.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:47 PM   #12
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In the daytime, I use a parchment colored background with sepia text and at night I use night mode.
That is what I use too. However, at night, I still use the parchment and sepia and just turn down the brightness.
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