Sr. Visual Designer at Fortnite

Steve Schoger on Designing for Dark Mode

Steve Schoger, Designer & Partner of Tailwind, shared on Twitter this short thread of helpful tips when designing for Dark Mode. He includes a few screenshots to illustrate his points; my favorite being his thoughts on achieving depth in dark mode. It can be tempting to boost your shadows in this instance, but often that leads to a heavy-handed solution. Instead, Steve suggests using reflective surfaces to achieve depth. I've used this approach often to great success. It helps keep the design light in visual weight while still accentuating the pronounced elements by suggesting they have “caught the light” and thus stand more proud from the design as a whole.

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