Dark theme

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I created my own Stylish customization for Google Reader (http://userstyles.org/styles/55679/go...) because I prefer reading over darker backgrounds. I find much more comfortable without a page shining a bright light on my face all the time.

So my suggestion is a simple one: could you add an option for a dark theme for NewsBlur? It's not a deal breaker, I mean I do know CSS so I'll just make my own theme if you don't add the option, but it's much better to do that directly than having an plugin changing that all the time.

I'm quite impressed with the website so far, I'm just testing it a little longer before I pull the plunge and get the premium service. :)

Cheers.
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Posted 7 years ago

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What you want is a theme garden, but that's a ways off. I can write a Custom CSS box for you to copy+paste the theme into. It's not too much work, but I'm heads-down in a few other big ticket features. Would this work?
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I think so, for now I can work out my own theme, like I said it's not a big deal.

I imagine eventually people will start sharing some themes around, so just having a place to load our own custom CSS would be enough for the time being.

Thanks.
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It's not final (I'm still missing some details, and not really happy about some parts of it), but here is the visual of the dark theme I'm developing for Newsblur.



Here is how the homepage looks like:



What do you think?
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Jürgen Geuter

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Or a userstyles upload ;)
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Hal Jordan

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I want this too.... Going through thousands of posts a day really wears on the eyes....
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Autumn Corvus

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Wow, looks great. I'd also really appreciate this.
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Paul

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Would really like this!
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Piriya Sambandaraksa

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Yes!, thank you very much. :D
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Cory Chapman

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I'd like a dark theme available on iOS, too! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the feeds, and they are bright!
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endingpop

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Android for me, but same request. Dark theme on the app.
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Martin

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A Dark theme option in the Android/iPhone app would help reduce power consumption for tablet/smartphone users (and reduce eye-strain in low light situations)
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A dark theme for Android is currently under development.
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Computron

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whoa, really? link please?
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Computron

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Huh, I just recently subbed to the commit logs and must have missed this. Cool!
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Mark Anderson

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Currently a work in progress on my fork at https://github.com/manderson23/NewsBl...

It is making progress but still a good amount for work to be done.