One of the major Usability topics since our migration (to this current Discourse platform) has been Dark Mode. When you set to “Dark Mode”, you set the color scheme of your application or site to dark colors to go easier on your eyes. This is useful especially at night. This is achieved by using mostly dark gray and “near black” colors instead of white.
We had some issues from early on with the Dark Mode and our developer Kris has been working and testing with it recently.
This is what we would like you to try if you want to switch to Dark Mode:
There are two fields under Color Scheme - Regular and Dark Modes. They refer to your user system’s selected color scheme. If you use a light theme on your operating system (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS), the selected color scheme from the Regular dropdown will be used.
If your system is set to Dark Mode, then Dark mode’s dropdown selection will be used.
If you want to keep the same theme regardless of the operating system, set the regular dropdown to either Light or Dark theme and the Dark Mode dropdown to “Same as regular.” You can set Regular as Light or Dark, but Dark mode can only be set to Dark or “Same as regular.”
I would definitely use this, but yes the blue text is not the right colour. Some of the buttons, like attach image to post and edit post buttons are white, and the JG logo top left is also a white background. Neither of those are a major issue but it makes the page look a little sloppy. Text is definitely the biggest thing to change imo.
Dark mode is working ok on my iPhone. The text is white. The only gripe I have is that the post count doesn’t show. It’s ok on the top post but as I scroll down a white curtain slides across it covering it up!!
I concur that the blue text is pretty much unreadable, but apart from that this is a positive step and seems to work well. I think the buttons will need some work - they probably should be just white outlines with text and replace the white shaded background with dark shade.