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Dark mode would be better if... (especially in dev.to)

patarapolw profile image Pacharapol Withayasakpunt ・1 min read
  • Device-specific (rather than user-specific)
  • Not really dark, more like sepia or dark-brown (I love awsm.css on this)
  • Powered by lightness measurement sometimes, rather than fixed colors
  • Community themes

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Nathan Kallman

If you want a new theme on dev.to ... open a PR with a new theme: github.com/forem/forem/blob/a1b670...

(I'm sure there's other changes needed as well to make it selectable etc. besides just copying a current theme style sheet and editing it)

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RedCreator37

Not really dark, more like sepia or dark-brown (I love awsm.css on this)

I'm not a fan of this, I don't use StackOverflow's dark mode because of this. I know it's just a personal preference, but I like the more dark blue-ish dark mode.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author

It's ok to have what you like, but it is bad to assume that people only have two preferences - sheer black and sheer white.

Something coolers-ish would be nice.

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Hanna

There is the night theme which isn't either sheer white or sheer black

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Waylon Walker

Stylus chrome extension? I think there are communities of site modders out there within plugins like that.

I use stylus to theme jupyterlab instances.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author

A point is browser extension is much harder to do on mobile.

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Alain Van Hout

I wouldn't be a fan of device-specific dark mode, since it would take away the choice to not use dark mode.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author

There should be a choice whether to make it device specific or not.

I don't use dark mode on mobile, but I do on desktop.

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Jaden Concord

I agree. Community themes would be cool on dev.to