⚫ Dark Mode: What The Fork?

by Cody Ogden | at Minnebar spring 2020 (canceled)

Where the fork are we?

Are you lost in the dark? Me too.

Dark Mode (aka light-on-dark, dark theme, night mode) was the design trend of 2019. Currently, Windows 10, macOS, iOS, and Android have all introduced a system-wide dark mode setting. This setting allows users to control the entire look and feel of their operating system. Third-party native applications like web browsers (e.g. Safari, Chrome, & Firefox) can also sense and act upon this user preference. Now all major browsers have introduced a way for web applications and websites to detect this user setting.

You're probably like:

Holy forking shirt!

Yeah. I feel the same way.

As far as technologies working together to improve a user experience, this is pretty neat! But it’s time to sit the fork down and learn more about implementing dark mode by looking at how our eyes work, the history of dark mode in user interfaces, the new considerations we must address when implementing a dark mode, and learn Dos and Don'ts through examples.

So, after this session, I hope that you can say:

Holy forking shirtballs! We're in the good place.

All levels

Cody Ogden

Cody Ogden

I’m Cody Ogden. I make things for the web.

Cody helps developers teams deploy Next.js at Vercel. He’s additionally responsible for nerdy side-projects like Killed by Google, a digital graveyard of Google’s dead projects.

You can find him on Twitter as both @killedbygoogle or @codyogden.