Midnight — Dark Theme Sketch Plugin (midnightsketch.com)
5 years ago from Jason Kirtley, Sr. Art Director
5 years ago from Jason Kirtley, Sr. Art Director
I'm honestly baffled by the stinginess of this community.
You charge your clients a range of $50 - $250 per HOUR, yet when developers put in days, weeks or more into the development of plugins, you're screaming too expensive for $8.
You're willing to pay $3 but not $8. Like $5 is really making the difference for you, the things you can with the extra $5 you're saving - cup of coffee, a slice of pizza, so many things!
The people who made this plugin spent hours making the plugin, the website, the design, the whole product development which you so value when it's yours but would not spend $5 when it's "just a simple plugin".
Sorry, I just can't fathom this.
I'm primarily a developer. Thank you for understanding how much time/money goes into something even this simple.
I read some info they had posted to a blog/medium about doing this. To be able to do it was not as easy as everyone thinks. Until there is other options built into sketch, this is a worthwhile option.
I completely agree, but also want to say that even if the developers put this together over a couple of lunch breaks, the "I've been wanting this forever" crowd should still be able to part with $8.
wish your name wasn't J doe lol but I agree with this. We should support our own communities.
Not sure why you are baffled in a world where thepiratebay exists...
It's not just "this community"
It's all communities. Games, security tools, software apps, web-based scripts, e-books, concept art, etc.
I second that. There's disconnect between working in the software industry and refusing to pay for software. Value for value.
Some people are simply saying, to them, that color change isn't worth $8. Price complaints are still valuable feedback for the creators, since lowering the price but with larger amount of buyers might still result in larger profit.
The amount of money I earn doesn't affect the value of something I want to buy. If I earn $250 per hour, it makes it easier to pay for a $20 coffee cup, but it doesn't mean that that coffee cup is now suddenly worth $20.
People who think the plugin is worthy of $8 (I certainly do) will buy it. I don't think it's a problem that people are complaining at all.
Been dying for a dark UI Sketch theme for a while now. Now that I've tried it, I think I prefer the default theme
Snatched it up without a second thought, because I've been dying for a dark theme since my beginning with Sketch. But yeah, I really am surprised this isn't a native feature at this point.
As a fellow developer one word - Respect. Everyone wants free shit these days - it’s important that you value your own work because others certainly will not. I mean you know they aren’t working free, and neither should you.
Thanks for sharing! I've been wanting something like this for so long... $8 for an improvement on something I use multiple hours EVERY DAY is definitely worth it.
lol fuccbois who think EIGHT DOLLARS is too much money...
Do you not have jobs?
This is damn impressive, well done guys. You managed to do what the Bohemian team said could not be done without access to the source code or the level of control they have.
I really want to use this but it currently breaks the library symbols update window and I'm in that thing all day long.
Hi Trevor. We are debugging this issue.
I love this and I love you.
Sick, but not worth $8.
Yeah - would be nice if sketch just rolled this into their interface (I have a feeling they will in coming updates), but if you REALLY want a dark UI Theme.
Initially I thought that but for the price of some coffees (actual number may vary depending on location, about 2 in the uk) it’s money well spent. My eyes are so much happier and those sneaking at my screen will no longer think I’m working in Pages ;-)
This is AWESOME. I'm happy to pay the $8 - it's a steal.
I have downloaded the trial and everything works, except the top toolbar is still the same color. I've dug around in the settings of the theme and there is a button for "de-saturating" icons, but nothing that impacts the toolbar itself like in the preview image on their landing page.
This is a bug and we have fix for it. We will post an update this week including some other bug fixes.
This should be a native feature.
For anybody who's toolbar isn't changing color, it seems to be a minor bug: https://twitter.com/round/status/948302983690903552
Hey developer, maybe put description of your website next time ^https://i.imgur.com/IgREph3.png .
Anyway, interesting plugin, gonna re-share on https://moon.ly
Not sure I'm into the entire GUI being dark, but I'm totally into changing the color of the background canvas.
Not saying that it wasn't easy to develop/create this dark theme, but $8... hm, idk. Now, for $3 I'll buy it for sure (and I guess many others will too)
Does this plugin affect the performance of the sketch?
This is awesome
Has anyone managed to make the title bar dark, too? It's stuck on the default Apple gray for me and ruins the experience a bit. :/
Hi Stefan. Sorry about that. It is a bug and will be fixed in the next update. It happens when the toolbar has been customised.
Hey, no worries, but just so you know: my toolbar hasn't been customised (not that I know of, at least). And to be clear, I meant the title bar with close, minimize and maximize buttons.
8$ just for colors? :D anyway, It's nice...
Hi Nader. It took us a month of work to get the colors to show up in the right place! We are charging for it because it will take time and effort to keep it updated for future Sketch releases. Anyway, thank you for checking it out
I really want to like this, I use dark modes on all of my apps that support it.
That being said, parts of the craft plugin are still white and it doesnt look as smooth as say illustrator’s or atom’s dark interfaces. I could look past that, but everytime I switch pages the entire canvas area flashes white. I don't think I could work like that and not go crazy. Does this happen for other people?
happened to me, drove me crazy and uninstalled
Hi Carey. We tried to fix the canvas flash issue but could not find a solution. This also happens when there is no dark theme but is not so distracting when the canvas is also light. We will ask Sketch team for help and try to fix it in future updates. We think it is easier for other plugins like Craft and Anima to add support for a dark theme by reading from our shared setting. If Midnight gets popular maybe they will consider adding support!
I just logged back in to DN and saw this reply. Re-downloaded the plugin and, likely due to the Sketch 49 updates, no flash! So smoooooooth. Craft menus are still light, but the pane that floats next to the inspector is colored correctly. Invision is busy with a Sketch competitor anyhow so I don't hold out hope for Craft looking perfect. Glad y'all have stuck with this, thanks!
Given Invision Studio's release, I'm sure it will be a native feature in the near future. I'll hold off for the official feature.
Agree with you.
Thanks for this. Are you planning to fix the visibility of the text files? Black texts are only visible on hover and white styles are really really hard to read:
Hi Dennis. We are working on a fix for this.
Nice! Would be even better if there was a file that could be easily edited to customize the colour values
Hi Svenn. Color values are stored in a json file in the plugin bundle (Midnight.sketchplugin/Contents/Resources/themes) Duplicate the designer.json file... change the id and name of your theme (important)... then set your own color values. To apply changes you have to restart Sketch.
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