The most well-liked characteristic request for Microsoft’s Outlook.com has been so as to add a darkish/night time theme that replaces the eye-searing white with a chilled darkish gray, making it much less visually traumatic to verify your e-mail after darkish. Microsoft has now introduced that that is coming quickly, as noticed by The Verge.
The brand new theme might be based mostly on a particular darkish theme that was supplied final Halloween. Since then, it is apparently been “redesigned a number of instances” and the corporate claims that will probably be “the most effective Darkish Mode of any main e-mail shopper.”
The https://t.co/0b8YLi7Qx0 Halloween theme is kind of one thing pic.twitter.com/JIMc3ZSlPS
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) October 27, 2017
However as thrilling as that is (together with Microsoft’s darkish mode work in Explorer) I am unable to assist however really feel it is all a bit of previous hat. A darkish mode? On a web site? Why, we have been doing this at Ars for years. Click on that little hamburger menu up on the prime of every web page, and you’ll swap between typical dark-on-light textual content and the eyeball-friendly light-on-dark.
Ars in typical dark-on-light mode as most popular by the Dayman.
However when the Nightman comes, it is time for light-on-dark mode.
We’re rattling pioneers.
So on the one hand, good job Microsoft; this might be a pleasant addition to Outlook.com. However alternatively? I simply gotta surprise why it take y’all so lengthy.
Itemizing picture by Peter Pearson