Home / Articles / New Poll: Light on Dark or Dark on Light? Author Chris Coyier Last Updated Jun 10, 2014 MailChimp: Grow sales with Customer Journey Smarts New poll! Just for funzies. Do you prefer… Light Code on Dark Background Like this: or… Dark Code on Light Background Like this: Those are just examples. Doesn’t have to be those exact syntax highlighting themes. But I believe all themes fall into those two categories.