317: Designing for Dark Mode
In this week's episode, we dive deep into the murky depths of Dark Mode, discussing everything from OLED smearing and halation to tinting and elevation. Plus we read the results of the Twitter poll in which we asked you about your preferred dark background color. And as always, we share a some cool things like a crazy creative talk, a painting app for iPad, and a ridiculous illustrator.
Golden Microphone Patron:
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- You might recognize Sisu from our interview with Michie Cao
- Shoutout to our newest patrons!
- Alec Sukoski
- Derek Graham
- John Wood (Day One Patron!)
- Justin Allen
- Lisa Pesok
- Manuel Solera
- Sam Bernhardt
- Brian updated designdetails.fm, and it's very nice. You should check it out :)
- Thanks to listener and patron Derek Graham for the kind and helpful email :)
- Keaton Taylor was also born too early for Pokemon and Spongebob
- Sahil loves the move to being listener-supported
- Brandon Moore asks, "How do you feel guys feel about using a true black color (#000) for dark mode?"
One Cool Thing:
- Brian shared "Choosing Idea Vessels for Your Creations," a talk by Alex Cornell at the awwwards conference
- Marshall cheated and shared three things:
- Vexx, a ridiculous illustrator on YouTube who mostly uses markers and colored pencils but occasionally does large murals
- Inktober, a drawing challenge in which "artists all over the world do one ink drawing a day the entire month"
- Procreate for iPad, which "gives you the power to create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations wherever you are"
- Paper, whose "perfectly-tuned tools make it easy to sketch, type, paint, draw — wherever your thoughts take you"
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