Reverse type may look good and clever but it is lazy design

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We stumbled across a website this week for a service provider where all the type was white on a black background. They were attempting to position themselves as a ‘design’ oriented company.

Instead they presented a mass of unreadable words.

In the old world of print and design a golden rule if you want to be read is don’t use ‘reverse type’.

Given up to 50% of people open websites on the phone this rule doubly applies.

The answer: work harder for quality thinking based design.