How to Design Delightful Dark Mode Themes

When done well, dark themes have many benefits. They reduce eyestrain. They are easier to read in low light. And, depending on the screen, they can greatly reduce battery consumption.

However, it is difficult to create a delightful dark theme. We cannot simply reuse our colors or invert our shades. If we do, we will achieve the opposite of what we want: we will increase eyestrain and make it harder to read in low light. We may even break our information hierarchy.

The stuff mentioned should help you to create readable, balanced, and delightful β€œDark Mode” themes.

How to design delightful dark themes →

πŸ”₯ If you’re wondering how to easily implement these in your JavaScript application, I’ve done an extensive writeup on the subject. All major frameworks (React, Vue, Angular, etc.) are covered!

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Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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