Things to keep in mind when designing a dark mode for your app or websites

2018 already made it pretty clear: dark modes were coming. Now that we’re already halfway 2019, we can safely say: they’re here and they’re everywhere.

Let’s start with saying that dark mode isn’t a completely new concept. It has been around for quite some time already actually. In the really old days, dark mode was all there was: monitors were green-on-black, but only because the phosphor coating on the inside emitted the greenish glow when hit with radiation.

But even after the introduction of color monitors, dark mode lived on. So why is that exactly?

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Quick wins to enhance UX in your navigation

Imagine a supermarket having the widest variety of fresh, delicious produce everyone wants to buy, but the road to get there is rubbish or simply doesn’t exist. The store probably won’t have a ton of sales. This has got nothing to do with the products they offer or the service to their customers. It’s all about the road to get there. If people can’t find it, they can’t buy it.

Same goes for your website. …

How input fields can make or break an entire experience

Input fields are essential elements of every app or website. Whether you want your user to subscribe, register, complete an order or simply communicate, input fields are part of the process. But what defines the perfect input field? What’s required, what’s to avoid? Here are some things to pay extra attention to.

Input fields 101

Input fields have one main goal: to get information from your user. In order to do so, you have to 1. Ask for the required info and 2. Provide space for the user to give you this info.

Additionally, some extras such as placeholders, hints or icons might…

Ilke Verrelst

UX / UI designer at Digiti

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