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re: Less invasive night reading Helps you focus more on text Prevents you from fatiguing your eyes for long periods in front of your computer But is ...
 

There are many opinions on the internet, if you search a little you can find sites and documents that say the opposite of what I said as "The Computer Journal 31(5):457-464" which dates back to the 80's where the screens were still cathode ray tube and 50% of the population was astigmatic, now we have better screens and according to statistics approximately 33% of people in America are astigmatic (since you are in Italy like me, the percentage is approximately 25%), so I would say that the situation has improved.

I don't find it valid that the fact that the books are written in black on white is valid because here we are talking about a dark theme for a website that you will read on a screen not on paper.

The kindle instead does an excellent job with its screen trying to emulate in any way the paper so you don't need to have a "dark theme" to get those benefits (although it offers the possibility to reverse the colors which is essentially a dark theme since there are 2 colors on the screen).

In conclusion I agree with you that it can be totally personal opinion, I did this theme because I prefer to have a dark theme instead of a light one, so I shared the theme, so those who prefer a dark theme do not have to wait for it to be officially released and can install it in a few clicks.

 

"The Computer Journal 31(5):457-464" which dates back to the 80's where the screens were still cathode ray tube

True, there's also that to consider, LCD screens are not the same as those in the 80s. It would be cool if someone were to invest in a serious study. In the meantime we have to remember to take brakes to avoid straining our eyes, regardless of which color the chosen theme is ;)

In conclusion I agree with you that it can be totally personal opinion, I did this theme because I prefer to have a dark theme instead of a light one, so I shared the theme, so those who prefer a dark theme do not have to wait for it to be officially released and can install it in a few clicks.

It wasn't intended as criticism, your post is valuable for those who want to activate a dark theme in the meantime. I just jumped on the opportunity to talk about this aspect (bright vs dark theme) that reappers from time to time.

Thank you!

Light affects your internal clock, affecting your sleep. I believe it's blue/cold light that does this. Changing the color profile on your displays later in the evening to warmer colors helps reduce strain.

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