Karen Ying
i beep boop && write about it


GitHub Commit Bot to Stack Your Contributions Graph

How to become the guy she tells you not to worry about

Jan 44 min read

I Tracked My Mood Every Day of 2020

...using a web app I coded. A look at trends that came out of it. Color blind friendly visuals included

Dec 316 min read

GitHub Dark Mode is Too Dark

If you hate it too this is why. Using color theory to show why GitHub dark mode is disappointing

Dec 124 min read

Boost Visual Accessibility by Auto Flipping Text Color

White text on light backgrounds is cancelled. Dynamically change text color based on background color instead. Even Facebook gets this wrong. Do you?

Nov 77 min read

50 Shades of Dark Mode Gray

Deep dive into Spotify, Twitter, Facebook’s dark mode palettes by analyzing Hex codes

Jul 38 min read

Annoy (or Impress) Your Coworkers with a Slack Bot From Scratch

I made a Slack bot in under 30 lines of code to remind my coworker to eat lunch

Jun 298 min read