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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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Background for black and white chart

I have a plot where I stack the color white and black as values by month. I would use white as background color but the data is black and white as the color is. I'm using blue which I don't like. Any ...
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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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Mostly white screen (8 hours per day)

I am using an application which has a white background color. I am using this application 8 hours per day. I think a GUI with less contrast would be better for my eyes. I guess this would save some ...
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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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What have studies shown about different dark background colours

I am looking to redesign a website over which I have little control outside the colour scheme. I want to find usability evidence to back up my change decisions, or else use that evidence to adjust my ...
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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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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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Solution to two merging backgrounds

The Item management is part of a dropdown menu and the Author is part of a heading list. But since both have the same black background, it looks like Item management and Author are part of the same ...
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Best practice for multi state Button?

I am building an (Android) app having a button whose text values represent states: "Start" --> pressing it will initiate connection to my server "Starting" --> gives visual cue that button was ...
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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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Best practice to best illustrate side navbar children

I have this Side Navbar with children. I am not sure that the way I am illustrating the children is the best way of doing this. Questions - Is this the best way for me to illustrate navbar item's ...
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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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What are best practices for a Mac app to show notifications without unnecessarily interrupting the user?

We have a deluge of apps that bombard us with notifications. Recently, there has been talk about making apps more respectful and helping the user spend time better. In light of this, what are some ...
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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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Should I use different backgroud colors in my app?

I want to design an app and my idea is to have 2 different background colors/themes: standard theme for sides where users just need to navigate theme for input sides where users need to make some ...
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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....
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Should sections (sidebars, etc.) have a distinct background colour?

Consider the following layout: It's divided into four horizontal sections using borders, each with their own heading. On the web and desktop, it's a common pattern to give sections a distinct ...
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How to choose the right background for an app? [closed]

I'm building a suggestion engine web application, it will be very minimal . The users will need to fill a form to get the result, the form has around 7 to 8 inputs that must be filled . I already ...