Dark or light background, it is a choice, and both can lead to overcrowded, ugly slides full of bullet points. For some reason, people do a better job when working on a dark slide background. Possible reasons?

  • The dark slide is a clear break from the colour format of most project working documents., there is less temptation to just copy/paste that spreadsheet and call it a slide?

  • The minimalist dark Apple product launch presentation is just etched in our brain and serves as an example?

  • Dense bullet points are actually harder to read on a dark background than a light one?

Who knows, but if it works, it works…

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