Give Yourself To The Dark (Mode) Side
The setting has grown popular with those who claim to experience eye fatigue
This article, like most of the internet, is presented to you via black text on a white background. Depending on what time of day it is, and how long you have been staring at an obnoxiously bright screen, you might find the experience of reading a bit… aggravating. Perhaps even exhausting. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
While WIRED is, of course, a beautifully designed site, we spend most of our day staring at bright white screens dotted with colored words and images, and it can quickly take a toll on our poor old eyes. Nearly 60 percent of the American adults surveyed by the Vision Council, which represents members of the optical industry, reported experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain.
Enter dark mode. Oft referred to as night mode, high contrast, or inverted colors, the setting has grown popular with those who claim to experience eye fatigue from a deluge of white screens. Dark mode is an eye-friendly alternative to the traditional blindingly bright user interfaces sported by most apps, sites, and platforms. Instead of featuring a predominantly white background with black text, the typical dark mode displays a black background with white or colored text, making it easier to, say, read your own tweets silently to yourself at 3AM without feeling like you’re staring directly into the sun.
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