I've had conflicting advice about whether to make slides light or dark. I think that I personally find dark text on white easier to see in almost all circumstances.

@daviding Genuine question: is it true that white on dark is easier to see for most people, in standard conditions? I assume that there have been studies on that, but I don't know them. I'm happy to make two versions of slides with different colour schemes. That's quite easy with my work flow.

@twsh If presentation uses light background, Edward Tufte suggests not pure white ...

> So you should try to reduce video glare, perhaps by reducing the figure/ground contrast. [....]

> On paper, white type on a black background can result in filled-in serifs because of the printing process. [...]

For projection presentations, obviously the figure/ground contrast must be sufficient to overcome the ambient light. Check your presentation room out in advance, ....

edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a

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