since we founded the different photocommunity forums for Contax, Leica, Nikon, Canon, Minolta/Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Hasselblad etc. in 2002 and 2003, we always used dark background colours. This had advantages and disadvantages.
For the images, it was a nicer backgroud to present them, but for reading it was not as easy, especially if you do not read CI with a big monitor.
When we merged in 2012 all our individual Community Forums into one big forum with the name Camera-info.com, we kept this colour sheme so that you could feel again at home, no matter from which of our brand-forums you were coming.
But times are changing. We are getting older and many of visit us now with their tablets or smartphones. But the smaller the screen is, the worse the reading-experience for you with a dark background.
This is the reason why we changed now the layout after "only" 18 years.
We hope that you like it this way and that it makes your life easier, to participate in the Camera-info.com forum.