Is a light or dark UI better?

over 6 years ago from Ashley Hewson, Managing Director

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 6 years ago

    I was actually thinking about this the other day, is there a way to access a device's ambient light sensor from a website? I know you can access the gyroscope on phones, so there probably is. Time to do some research!

    If you can you could have the UI of a web app change automatically depending on light level where you are working.

    1 point
    • Kyle DeckerKyle Decker, over 6 years ago

      The music app Ecoute has this feature and it works quite well :)

      1 point
    • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, over 6 years ago

      Slightly related plugin, Flux. It makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

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      • Josh Miller, over 6 years ago

        This doesn't seem super helpful for a design tool

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        • perfume lperfume l, over 6 years ago

          I think it one of the most helpful software for people staring at the screen all day that ever created. Evidently that most modern OS (Windows 10, macOS, Android, iOS) have this kind of features built in(or planned).

          I can't work comfortable with default monitor with glaring blue light anymore. Yes, it make the color somewhat changed, and that's crucial for designer. But do I have to see the correct color all the time? Maybe not. I just turn it off when needed to check the color and switch back to a little warmer one. :)

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    • Lukas Zgraggen, over 6 years ago

      It's a working draft:

      3 points