Light or dark color scheme?
tl;dr: dark background: 63%, light background: 37%
(There are a lot of interesting comments on hackernews about this survey)
So we are working on a Code Editor for the Firefox DevTools (to edit your CSS files,
tool. In Firefox 11, it will come with a light color scheme.
In the future, we will probably add a way to choose your own color scheme. Solarized, monokai, desert, ...
But I was thinking
why a light theme by default?? Are we sure that most of the people people
prefer having a light theme? So "OMG SURVEY!", got ~1600 answers in 2 hours, which is quite
amazing, and here are the results:
Conclusion? Apparently, people prefer dark themes.
I am not saying we will use a dark theme by default, but for sure,
the option has to be present.
So not sure what we are going to do now, we need to talk with our UX team.
But this will be easier to take a decision with actual data :)
Thank you all for answering the survey :)
PS: I think it's just awesome that I can setup such survey in a couple of minutes,
publish it, and get such strong results 2 hours after. Wow!