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Why do most websites use a white background? [closed]

Apart from the ui being neat and simple, Is there any other reason why every major website uses a white background with very few colors?
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Should forms always appears within a box?

The main form of my webapp looks like this: With the next colors: Background color...: #F4F9FD Tittle color.......: #3C325C Button color.......: #DE373D Why do forms usually appears within a box?...
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Users stating that the redesign is too bright?

We've recently launched a redesign of a popular forum, and a lot of users are stating that the redesign is now too bright for them to read, which is obviously not good for a forum. Here's a typical ...
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Background patterns - do or don't?

Is there any data or research on whether or not background patterns have an impact on the user experience of a website as opposed to using a basic (flat/solid) color like white or a light-grey?
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Changing a White Background to…?

I am in the process of creating a website. Currently the website has a solid white background with black text. However, on different monitors the white background can be blinding bright. I have ...
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Grey versus white background for ease of use and readability/legibility

Many websites by default use a white background for maximum contrast (with black text) so I am wondering if there is a case for a very light grey background to be used instead because it comes up as ...
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Why does so much software use gray backgrounds, from Windows to Chrome to Mac to almost every other software and website you come across?

What is it with gray backgrounds? Gray backgrounds seem to be in use since the early days of software and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere! Any concrete research studies done on this area?
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Do people prefer to read text on plain not gradient backgrounds (particularly on printed media)

I am particularly concerned with printed business cards. Assuming it can be printed out in high-enough quality, are gradients distracting to read text that is printed on them? Should business cards ...
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What is a good representation for a “sticky” area?

I'm prototyping an editor where you can layout HTML pages. Some elements should be sticky, i.e. the user can put elements there that must always be visible in a responsive view also. QUESTION: What ...
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Scrolling Checkerboard Background for Transparent Images

Almost all image editors have the following checkerboard background for showing transparent images: My app lets users view transparent images (only view, not edit) with a background of their choice....
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Is blue text, or blue background better for maintaining alertness?

Recent studies on blue light increasing alertness lead to the questions... For online research, which is mostly scanning for relevant text, is black text on a blue background better? For intensely ...
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Background video on tablet/phone? Or still image?

As I understand videos won't auto play on tablets/phones to prevent user from using unwanted data. At the same time there's a trend on using videos full window backgrounds. I was wondering what's ...
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Different backgrounds on a website

Is it bad UX to have one background for the entire website except for one specific page? I mean, would it be strange and lead to questions for users who are uncomfortable with this, or is it not a ...
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What are the Best Background/component colors that defines an educational web application? [closed]

I am working on choosing background color for a large educational web application containing more than 100 variety of web pages. Since the application involves several features i don't want to keep ...
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Best term for typical blurry/fuzzy ground? [closed]

If you glance at this iOS programming question, I was asking about the best way to achieve a "grainy" or "blurry" ground on a mobile device view. So, this is, I'd say, quite a common trend these days....