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Is BHW color combination stressing your eyes, too?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by OnlineA, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. OnlineA

    OnlineA Regular Member

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    I actually prefer dark backrounds, but this combo does something to me and I don't know how to describe it. When I read here for a while, my eyes start to hurt and when I change to a different website then, it takes me a few seconds to adjust and I feel better again. I don't know if its the yellow on black or if the color difference between backround and text is too strong...anyone else having the same problems?
     
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  2. designsonline

    designsonline Power Member

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    I like it...
     
  3. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    Works fine for me and I need reading glasses to sit at my pc.
     
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    mysterysolver Regular Member

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    Yes i have also this problem so i read the forum from tapatalk


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  5. GunzZ

    GunzZ Regular Member

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    Not at all. I have some problems reading most websites, but i can read BHW all day which is good enough.
     
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    I hate the black with all magnitude, health wise it's not good for the eyes especially when you surf BHW from a poorly lighted room. I have been praying they change from black to something better, just because it's a black hat forum doesn't mean it has to be irritatingly black. A lot of things been discussed here are not black but white hat. I never knew I would last here long due to the color scheme but here I am.
     
  7. dr.Hus

    dr.Hus Regular Member

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    man i have the same problem ... :( tryed to change the theme but i cant (black&gold is defoult and only one)

    p.s. if you scroll down on left u see defoult style - you can change it to "Default Mobile Style" - maybe that will help
     
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  8. mozoak

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    Reading text with a black background is very stressful on the eyes. I would have never lasted for more than 10 seconds on any other website with this type of a color combo - but this is BHW....and I have learned to live with it...
     
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    I got used to it,it looks fine now!
     
  10. .vain

    .vain Newbie

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    Yeah, it's quite stressful. Taking breaks is the key to success in long sessions with BHW.
     
  11. redmint32

    redmint32 Registered Member

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    I've just tried this ext for chrome (I use SWIron), maybe it can help?

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    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/change-colors/jbmkekhehjedonbhoikhhkmlapalklgn
    Heres a sample screenshot. (I just used the default settings the ext used since I don't really have any problem with the original black BG white text combo but you can change the colors)

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    Using white text black background: (maybe it needs tweaking)

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    Sorry if the images are too large.:eek:

    Edit: Oh yeah forgot to add, the default mobile style is not bad either.
     
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  12. flymethod

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    It's killer on the eyes. You used to be able to change it to a white background, but I don't think that theme is available any more. You can change it to the mobile theme, but you lose some features of the full site. TapaTalk is good if your on a mobile device.
     
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    same problem for me also. I feel difficult during night time
     
  14. rambolife

    rambolife Regular Member

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    Its killing me lol
     
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    eltravose Newbie

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    I hated it at first, but it kinda grew on me. Heh, Better than red text on black background.
     
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  17. proweb

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    Yeah, it's obvious the site is designed in a "black" hat theme. However, I am curious if the designers realized inverted contrast (white text, black background) decreases reading speed by 50% on average. In other words, if you could read 400 wpm in a book, you are reading 200 wpm in BHW.

    Of course, if you read BHW every day your eyes adjust so your reading speed increases with inverted contrast colors.
     
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  18. r.s.mahanti

    r.s.mahanti BANNED BANNED

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    i hate the black background but its BHW, we have to adjust.
     
  19. The Web Designer

    The Web Designer Regular Member

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    I didn't really like the colour combination when I first came here. After registering, I tried changing the theme to another but there's no other option other than this and the default mobile style. Best thing to do is to have your own CSS custom setting on the browser. Or, just turn off styling all together and see if your eyes like it better :)
     
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  20. willdunas

    willdunas Registered Member

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    personally I like the black background, it doesn't bother me at all.