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Do you prefer dark or bright websites? 

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

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:icongate-to-nowhere:
Pfewww, dark for the win :D I consider a redesign though :)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
:nod:
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:iconfirstb1ood:
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.

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:iconmetalmeister5582:
metalmeister5582 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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:iconvaerli:
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:
bright is ok in certain colors but mainly i preffer dark
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:iconh4rdtr4nce:
h4rdtr4nce 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 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 Mar 19, 2011  Student Photographer
I like a professional looking website, very simple, and straight to the point.
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:iconjartn:
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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