Tag : #web-design

Rethinking the handling of dark mode

22 Mar 2020   siteupdate   0

Those familiar with this site and myself know of my obsession with dark mode: I have a dark background on my terminal, I install dark usercss for sites I frequent, I make dark-mode-first PDFs, and I configured by PDF viewer to recolor documents to be dark by default. For 2019 to be the year of dark mode, I felt like I was truly blessed by whatever omnipotent deity there is.

With 2019 now in the past, I figured it’s probably a good time to revisit how I’ve did my color scheme swapping. I recognize that it wasn’t a good idea to load all of my styles in one file, have two completely separate files with a lot of similarities, and swap the two “big” files while changing themes. There were two reasons why I employed that decision;

  • CSS variables was not widely used at the time; and
  • CSS preprocessors do not work very well with CSS variables.

Site Makeover - Let's go Tufte style!

02 Feb 2019   siteupdate   0

Granted, this is a pretty late post for something that I have completed a month ago now, but let’s see what I can cover.

I will be honest and come out saying that the last design was basically not my design at all, but rather a stepping stone for myself to get familiar with the new landscape of web designing and web technologies. It was the standard Bootstrap-y layout/theme, one that has become the de facto standard design of the web, one that has recently become a design chided by those that are familiar as the style of the lazy, or the style of business sites.