Black on White: Good; White on Black: Bad

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

I have a confession to make. About ten years ago, I was webmaster for a major photo agency here in New York. My first task was designing their first ever web site. We had lots of great photographs going back decades, and we decided that the best way to display them would be with white text on a black background. Why did we decide this? Because photo galleries have black walls.