Applying Dark Mode to Our Own Brand
It’s always easiest to experiment on yourself, which is why we made a push to include an automatic dark mode on the new Blend Interactive site.
Design for clarity. Design for simplicity. Design is deeply rooted in providing easier access to function and information — and, nowadays, that means meeting the user where they are. For some, that “where” is more of a “what”: in order to ease eye strain (and add a certain level of coolness) more and more websites and apps are adding a dark mode feature.
What better way to try things out than to experiment with ourselves?
The new Blend Interactive site was designed with two main goals: to clearly document why Blend is the best team in the industry, through articles, podcasts, and other thought leadership, and to provide a testing ground for new design methods. To that last point, Blend focused on implementing dark mode.