During this year’s “Introducing Dark Mode” session at WWDC Apple gave us three reasons why they were including Dark Mode as a feature in Mac OS Mojave.
- Dark interfaces are cool.
- Dark interfaces are not just inverted.
- Dark Mode is content-focused.
As Stephen Hackett points out, reason No. 1 is hard to argue against; dark user interfaces are cool. (How far we have come from when the black on white interface of the original 1984 Macintosh was considered fashionable.)
But dark user interfaces are also difficult to pull off; especially with over 17 years of Mac OS X graphical user interface history behind them. Stephen Hackett shows us how Apple does Dark Mode right.