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Do you prefer dark or bright websites? 

54%
392 deviants said Dark :nod:
25%
180 deviants said I don't care :no:
21%
156 deviants said Bright :nod:

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:icongate-to-nowhere:
Gate-To-Nowhere Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Pfewww, dark for the win :D I consider a redesign though :)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
:nod:
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:iconfirstb1ood:
Firstb1ood Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
My friend from high school made a website for us to use as a forum (homework, random topics and the lot). Reason I bring it up is because I think he did a phenomenal job on the styling. I think its an example of a dark website done well.

[link]
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:iconmetalmeister5582:
metalmeister5582 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Darker website seems to make more sense since everyone uses LCD displays these days, so it's less strain on the eye due to the backlighting.
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Vaerli Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I don't care as well as they're done well, and to neither extreme.

Dark websites that truly get in blacks are too annoying and strain my eyes, but medium-dark grays work well. Just as brighter websites that use almost gray whites are nice, but also use some brighter colors do well also.
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:iconmesoterra:
Mesoterra Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
bright is ok in certain colors but mainly i preffer dark
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:iconh4rdtr4nce:
h4rdtr4nce Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Dark. And if they are not dark I'll make them dark :D
Better for the eyes ;)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
I would never recommend to use a dark website when showing a portfolio, this of course have it's time when you can break the rule. Dark tones = wrong print colors for the eye.

The best way to use a website when you're using it for a portfolio is to have brighter or best of all, a greyisch tone for natural look.

Dark can be wicked nice sometimes tho if the content is suitable!-
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:icondemons-i-weave:
demons-I-weave Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I like a professional looking website, very simple, and straight to the point.
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:iconjartn:
JArtN Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Well it really depends in the kind of style the website wants to portray to you but I mostly prefer dark websites then bright websites.
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:icontelvas:
telvas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
My tired eyes definitely prefer dark or even black websites...
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It all depends on the subject. Sites that are art portfolios often look nicer against dark backgrounds. But if its s site that has nothing to do with art, lighter is often better.

I love dA's colour scheme since grey is nice and neutral! :fella:
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:iconashigaru:
ashigaru Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Dark for the display of art and images; bright for text and reading (contrast helps letter and word recognition, thereby enhancing readability).
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:iconradicalterra:
radicalTERRA Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It all depends on how well each dark and bright layout use color. Dark or bright, it can either look good or awful.
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:iconpsychomedic:
Psychomedic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Yeah Baby, +1 fr Neon-Pinke Seiten! :D
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:icone-squid:
E-Squid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I like my websites like I like my matter - dark.
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:iconthe13thzomber:
The13thZomber Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I prefer a bright outline, and dark features. When you get it right you get a beautiful contrast :)
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:iconreal-artz:
Real-ArtZ Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Depends on what topic the site is about ...
But mostly Bright! ;)
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:icondexausmelmac:
DexausMelmac Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Depends what the site is for :P

I think i prefer dark sites for general browsing, but i dunno :shrug:
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
As long as none of the colors are too similar to each other (like text and background), I'm pretty much okay.
Also, nothing with neon colors, those just hurt my eyes.
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master-deus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
as long as everything is fairly harmonious, it doesnt really matter. but i tend to like them on the lighter side to save my eyes since i have rally bad eyes.
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:iconwitchborg:
Witchborg Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, this poll stack is really a very useful indication of tendency on webdesigns! Appreciation for dark is the majority!
thanks for that man!
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:iconsanmonku:
sanmonku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
i like it this way [link]

... xD
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:iconmy-skies:
My-Skies Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
dark looks cool and space-like but its hard for the eyes after a while.. and white is too harsh as well - I like a bright grey or pastel shades the most
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:iconstjoan:
StJoan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i like them yoda colored
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I wouldn't say bright, reminds me of eye-bleeding layouts, but i would go for lighter websites for sure :aww:
Dark ones would affect the eyes too much after a while.
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I like dark ones, all the sites I made are dark.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Die Farbe is wurscht. Was zhlt, ist die Menge an Psata :|
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:iconde22:
DE22 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dark website since they are more sinister and evil :D
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
It depends. Both maybe good and both maybe bad.
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:icondroneguard:
Droneguard Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I prefer bright websites. Mainly because when you visit a dark website they use white colored letters. So when you start reading you see lines when you close your eyes
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