You may have noticed a major visual overhaul on my site. There was an organizational overhaul a few weeks ago, but I consider that old news now. 😉
In any case, there was some behind-the-scenes bitching amongst the bitches (bitches bitching…it’s practically poetry) about how we don’t like bright white sites anymore. As more and more sites have dark modes/night modes available, we surf in a pleasant haze of muted colors. A pure white background then becomes a sensory assault.
Now that I need reading glasses (sigh), it’s time to woman-up and admit these eyes are getting older and need less stimulation (I’ll save the visual strain for kilt porn, thank you very much). If you follow Keira and Ladyholder, you may have already seen the first wave of the dark theme migration (mwahaha!). Eventually, this will trickle over into Rough Trade, Wild Hare Project, and the Quantum Bang.
BUT! Keira recognized that not everyone is going to find reading on a darker background comfortable. So she did the legwork and hooked you up with some information about built-in reader views and/or plug-ins and extensions that will allow you to tailor your viewing experience to your snowflakey needs.
I’m honestly not sure why I went with a predominately blue theme because I generally don’t like blue, but it was speaking to me when I was looking through color palettes. It may be shades of grey in the near future.
Go forth and have happy eyes!
Update: 29 April – The blue could never last. I’ll probably keep trying new things, but there was too much blue for me.
Google Chrome Extensions:
Just Read OR Minimal Read Mode.
Psst. If you use Chrome on an Android device, there’s a hidden reader mode.
Firefox has a built-in Reader Mode.
Safari has a built-in Reader Mode.
Edge has its own Reader Mode as well. (Why the fuck are you using Edge?! If you’re on IE, don’t even tell me or I might need smelling salts.)