For more than 500 years, we have been reading dark writing on a white page. Why? Because it works. One change from print is that on the screen, many studies suggest a sans serif font is easier to read instead of the recommended serif fonts for print media. Of course, make certain that whatever font you use is large enough to be read. Remember that the population segment over the age of 55 is growing every day on the Internet. Designers are afraid of white space, but it is the white space on the page that gives the text room to breathe, that makes the eye glide on the page and actually makes the text easy to read.