White text on a black background causes major eye strain, which isn't good for your returning users. It also gives a light reflectance rate of 16:1, while a white background would give a 3:1 ratio (Which is recommended).
Good points, JRIO. For version 3 of Mega Chillax, which will hopefully come out sometime in a month or two, I am planning on having the background be white or a light color and the text be black. The current default text is actually not white, but aqua-colored. I posted a topic in the Website Feedback thread asking members if they thought the current text default color was too bright. Only Mongoose replied, and he said he thought it was fine.
Where did you find the 3:1 and the 16:1 ratios?
If you want, I am willing to make the text slightly "grayer" to make it easier on the eyes. The aqua color doesn't bother my eyes, but I take all members' opinions into consideration.
EDIT: I posted this pic on the "text colors" thread and I'll do it here.
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2009 8:34:09 GMT -5 by Daniel Tak