Coded up a faux post for my new personal site.
See it live here -> http://mattdsmth.co/Ktiq
What do you think? Too dark? Hard to read?
UPDATED: Here's a light version: http://mattdsmith.com/post/index2.html
6 months ago
I like it!
I love this. I think -- and maybe this is just my eyes -- that what is throwing me off is the red transition in the background gradient. If it were a darker purple it wouldn't be as distracting. But then it might also look really Heroku-y. I don't think it's hard to read, but I also really like how it looks when everything is selected with your ::selection yellow, and it offers more contrast as well. Maybe offer a way to switch between those two if readability is an issue for people with the purple?
To build on @Mandy McClausky 's point—is purple integral to your identity? If not, an interesting (albeit relatively useless) piece of functionality might involve a control to cycle the colours since it seems like the graphical components are fairly simple. That sorta analogous colour composition could work in a number of other hues too, although that might not improve legibility all that much (e.g. pink on pink).
Good thoughts. Thanks for feedback @Mandy McClausky & @Erik von Stackelberg. Purple isn't really integral to my identity, just playing with ideas. I may try a dark/light switcher.
Thanks @Mikael Westman
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