Karen Ying
i beep boop && write about it


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

Pixels vs. Bricks

Drawing parallels between web design and major architecture movements

Nov 195 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

I’m a Gen Z-er and I want you to stop using emojis

An analysis on emoji usage in the popular app Notion

Jun 245 min read