Jeff Atwoods of CodingHorror recently wrote about IDE color schemes. He looked at black background-white text schemes – and IMHO forgot one of the biggest problems: reflections.

Both CRT monitors(I love my Siemens tube…its my central heating) and consumer notebooks(Acer Aspire 5622 WLMI) have reflective screens – and the blacker the background becomes, the more reflections you see.

Here are a few comparison shots(at the same ambient and screen brightness levels):
whitebgt Why I want a white screen background backbgt Why I want a white screen background

How is your UI set up?

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