Dark Mode beta colors

it is really good move to have dark mode in github website but I think the colors are more darker it should be a bit lighter by 3%. thank you for the nice new feature keep it up​:laughing::ok_hand:t2:

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Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback @NawafSwe - we appreciate it! We have received quite a bit of feedback on either tweaking our current dark mode or introducing new themes with either less contrast or more contrast. We view this dark mode as just the beginning for GitHub color themes, so keep sharing your feedback with us!

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Came here to say this very thing. I like having a dark mode option, but it’s a little too difficult to look at for long periods of time.

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Same, the colors are too dark, I find I can’t read it its to stark. If you take a look at slacks color scheme it’s a much lighter on the dark and much easier on the eyes.

Or Android Studio’s Dracula is really good as well

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Yes, the dark mode is way too dark. Dracula theme from IntelliJ would be much better.

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I really like how GitHub is interacting with the community and not just smacking a dark mode onto the website. The text is a pain to read, especially after coding for hours. I would prefer a not greyish (grayish) tone, but rather just a lighter background, the strain on the eyes is a critical issue that ought to be amended immediately.

Thanks,
SuperHarmony910.

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Came here to say the same thing, too dark for my taste.

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First all, thanks for dark mode! Love it. It would be great to separately configure colour themes for a) the code blocks and b) the standard page colouring for tags, links etc.

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Great colour pallet. I absolutely adore this function. Thanks a lot for this small addition:)

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Dark Mode was the most awaited feature. Yes, I felt the strain on the eyes too. The lighter background would be great.

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Thanks for dark mode - I would like to use it all the time, but I can’t see the outlines around sections on my screen, making it hard to use - there are no borders. Could the contrast be increased / the border width be increased by a few pixels?

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Why not use the dark theme used in the app? The one on the website has a blue tint and is a bit more contrasty than I would be comfortable with using.

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same here, really hard to read for a long time, the theme is way to dark. discord, intellij, vscode all use dark theme that are very nice. Would be nice to use what already works fine

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+1 to all of the above opinions. First of all, thanks for listening to the community. IMHO this is no easy task since there are a lot of moving pieces that need to work together to make for a pleasant viewing experience. One thing I’d like to echo is drawing inspiration from dark themes in IDES such as IDEA, I think there are some spot-on themes such as Darcula which can be used as a basis.

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Just to +1 what everyone is saying, the dark is a little too dark.
A good example of colour scheme would be VSCode.
But thank you for adding dark mode!!!

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Hi all - too many names to call out individually but we are really appreciating all the great feedback and excitement that you’ve continued to share above! Our engineering team is going to remain focused in the short term on fixing bugs and expanding support for dark mode across GitHub pages and services (i.e. Gists or the Explore and Marketplace sections) so we can make dark mode generally available, but our design team has already started exploring designs for many new themes that take into account all this feedback that we look forward to sharing in the future!

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@pkarakal in addition to introducing new color themes, in the future we will also explore how we can better align themes across GitHub.com and our mobile & desktop client apps!

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If you feel GitHub dark mode’s text is hard to read, you can try this userstyle.

It could be possible for the users to use their own CSS to customize some UI elements.

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I’d prefer them to be lighter and yellower, for example

A yellow on a dark is the most contrast combination for human eyes.

Also, code highlighting should avoid red, magenta and other colors not so contrast on a dark background (hm, this red is ok).