As I’ve been making improvements to TFIB over the last few weeks, I’ve been wondering why websites aren’t more responsive to people? Why should they remain static and not bend to our needs? In that way I’ve been trying to think of the site more like an app and less like a blog. So I decided to take some inspiration from Twitteriffic, my go-to Twitter reading app who’ve done an incredible job of making my tweet reading experience even better. They’ve got this great feature where you can shift the app to a dark theme, which makes it a lot easier to read at night.
I’ve decided to take this concept and bring it to TFIB, which I’m simply calling Night Mode. At 7pm the site will switch themes, turning to an inverted version of itself (but not so dark that you can’t see the fox). At 7am, Night Mode switches off and the site goes back to normal. This is based on your computers clock, so it doesn’t matter where in the world you are. My hope is that you’ll have a better reading experience with this change. There’s nothing worse than reading a website that’s too damn bright when you’re laying in bed, whether it’s late at night or early in the morning.