https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hariku09

A suggestion for the new designs; Night Mode

I personally very much dislike the cartoony new design that was implemented, but I doubt very much they'll change it back or even give us the option of using the old layout. So instead, I beg of you, give us a Night Mode version.

The pure white on gray and gold is obliterating my eyes, I have to look away from the monitor every so often just to keep my eyes from straining. I know some of you will be like, "Oh just turn down the brightness on your monitor." But that doesn't solve the issue nor do I want to continually go back and forth on my brightness since I do a lot of artwork design.

April 4, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

That would be great!

In the meantime, a couple of possible workarounds:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31570243
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31546501

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geoffrey7

I am surprised by how bad the 'new look' is. I rebooted my computer hoping that something in my browser etc wasn't working correctly. I hope maybe someone from Duo could see how it looks through Microsoft Edge browser and have a rethink.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

Please send them a screenshot or post one here.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ka_HU

Plenty of topic like this. Try out the Dark Reader browser extension.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlosRamr294134

Works like a charm for me (Firefox user here). Thanks for the suggestion

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sir.Chocolate

A dark theme would be really nice.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maltagerr

I highly recommend this Chrome extension (it is far far better than dark reader IMO):

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/deluminate/iebboopaeangfpceklajfohhbpkkfiaa

How it looks: https://puu.sh/Daqiw/b90f51cdc3.png https://puu.sh/Daqla/2774ecb656.png

My settings: http://puu.sh/Daqn7/b3666bac63.png

In my opinion, Duolingo looks amazing with its new look + dark mode.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/braydenpriebe

This is definitely an idea I'd get behind, considering I lie in bed before sleeping and use DuoLingo until I can't keep my eyes open any longer every night.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ANON494

agreed, i hope duolingo adds dark mode someday

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miara_LAN

If you don't want to install an extension, one thing you can do if you have firefox is go into developer mode (you can hit F12 to get there on desktop) and then in the "Elements" tab search for "background:" in the body tag. Then change the value of "#fff" to something softer like "#e2e2e2" As long as you keep the developer mode on, that color will continue through different pages as long as you don't hit the "reload" button. Repeat on each type of page you want to change the look/feel.

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oonanys

Completely agree, hate the brightness, it seriously hurts my eyes. Please make it an option. Alrdy browsing for dark add-ons.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AChairFellOnMe

I agree with you, but for now I can use a Chrome extension that makes the screen dark.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mysmallworld

I personally very much dislike the cartoony new design that was implemented, but I doubt very much they'll change it back or even give us the option of using the old layout.

And here I was hoping that they would give us the option of choosing what look (between the previous one and the new one) we prefer to use :(

I mean at least give the user the possibility to choose...

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndesSky

I think that if Duo adjust their end, making brightness lay in the middle of the scale and similarly for fonts/diacritics and contrast,

then Duo won't need to provide night mode or new/old options (this latter does not resolve the fonts/contrast issue).

For myself, cartoony or squares and such styling I don't mind.
I do greatly mind eye health, now and consequently -including for 'currently healthy eye' children and adults.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cubsq

Personally, I like the new update. It also looks great with dark mode.

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fr0stedFr0st

What you said is definitely needed. You're so right.

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fred440875

I agree, the did like the old designs better.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ronkisimo

I installed a chrome extension that does it. its rad do it!

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cubsq

yes! i love night mode and i think it would look pretty nice with the site's layout

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fuurinkazan.

I’m on iOS, so another theme for dark grey/night mode would be greatly appreciated. The iOS night shift feature itself, even on the most warm setting, can go only so far.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/unicornbetrayal

I agree, a night mode would look cool on Duolingo.

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NastpnaSta

Agreed, it would be really nice. The current design is just so bright.

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NormalPineapple

We all know they won't add a night mode until they finish their Telepathy course, which is the 395th language in queue they are working on, before Bird Whistling and Leafblower-Speak.

But in all serious though, there is so much about a night theme in the discussion, I think they will listen to us and add it. It won't be that hard to make, right?

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rob80M

Excellent idea!

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nicolas550181

Hear hear! Have a few cartoonish lingots :)

May 7, 2019

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