BLACK
& WHITE

EVERY INTERFACE SHOULD BE

smol
Heydon

This is half true.

#000 Metal

#000 Metal

#FFF
Chocolate

National
Socialist
Black Metal

+

=

Black
Metal

White
Power

Grey
Nazi
Bullshit

(snow is white)

FUCKING

NECRO

DEAD == DEAD
BOB ROSS == DEAD

WHY B&W
IS BEST

1. Contrast

Text

Text

Text

Text

white on white

black on black

oh no

Temper that shit tho

:root {
  --dark: hsla(0, 0%, 5%, 1);
  --light: hsla(0, 0%, 95%, 1);
}

2. Night mode is real fucking easy

:root {
  --dark: hsla(0, 0%, 5%, 1);
  --light: hsla(0, 0%, 95%, 1);
}
.night-mode {
  --dark: hsla(0, 0%, 95%, 1);
  --light: hsla(0, 0%, 5%, 1);
}
:root {
  --dark: hsla(0, 0%, 5%, 1);
  --light: hsla(0, 0%, 95%, 1);
}
.night-mode {
  filter: invert(100%);
}

night mode
!==
high contrast mode

High
contrast

Also
high
contrast

high contrast

low contrast

3. It forces you to become color independent

WTF

WTF

WTF

border-image: repeating-linear-gradient(-25deg,transparent,transparent 0.333rem, var(--dark) 0, var(--dark) 0.666rem) 25;

fill: currentColor;

falls back to a solid border

Underline your fucking links you sociopaths

Underline your fucking links you sociopaths

Underline your fucking links you sociopaths

Fuck

Fuck

Fuck

Fuck

4. It reduces
complexity and confusion

What we use colours for:

  • Decoration
  • Signification
filter: brightness(0);
filter: 
  brightness(51%) 
  contrast(10000%);

5. Constraints are fun and interesting

h2 {
  background-image: url("data:image/svg+xml;utf8,<svg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg' width='10' height='10' viewBox='0 0 15 10'><circle cx='5' cy='5' r='4' fill='black' /><polyline points='2,2 8,8' /></svg>");
  background-size: 0.125rem;
  background-repeat: repeat;
  background-position: center;
  -webkit-background-clip: text;
  background-clip: text;
  color: transparent;
}
h2 {
  background-image: url("data:image/svg+xml;utf8,<svg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg' width='10' height='10' viewBox='0 0 15 10'><circle cx='5' cy='5' r='4' 
style="fill: black" /><polyline points='2,2 8,8' />
</svg>");
  background-size: 0.125rem;
  background-repeat: repeat;
  background-position: center;
  -webkit-background-clip: text;
  background-clip: text;
  color: transparent;
}

CSS-in-HTML-in-SVG-in-CSS

.box {
  clip-path: polygon(3% 5%, 90% 5%, 100% 100%, 5% 95%);
}

.box:nth-child(2n) {
  clip-path: polygon(5% 3%, 95% 0%, 100% 93%, 3% 100%);
}

.box:nth-child(3n) {
  clip-path: polygon(0% 3%, 100% 5%, 95% 100%, 0% 93%);
}

2n

2n

3n

3n

*

*

mutable.gallery

mutable.gallery

mutable.gallery

mutable.gallery

mutable.gallery

@font-face {
  font-family: ComedyGenius;
  src: local("Comic Sans MS");
  unicode-range: U+0065, U+0074;
}

:root {
  font-family: ComedyGenius, Times New Roman, serif;
}
Why would you do this to me?
<text-l words="100, 150"></text-l>
<p>
<span>Some</span>
  <span>words</span>
  <span>of</span>
  <span>text</span>
</p>
text-l {
  background-image: paint(zig-zag);
  color: rgba(0,0,0,0);
}
text-l {
  background-image: paint(zig-zag);
  color: rgba(0,0,0,0);
  --thickness: 0.25rem;
  --interval: 0.5rem;
}
for (let i = 0; i <= steps; i++) {
      ctx.lineTo(xPos, this.floatBetween(
    this.isEven(i) ? size.height * proportion : size.height * 0.5,
    this.isEven(i) ? size.height * 0.5 : size.height * (1 - proportion)
  ));
  xPos += interval;
}

odd

even

odd

even

even

odd

odd

6. People have opinions about colours

Client: The blue
color isn’t working. Can you change it to the color of glass?

 

Designer: Glass is
clear.

 

Client: There are
many colors out there, surely you can find one for glass.

Designer: Any color preferences?


Client: I like orange, but not any more or any less than other colors.

Client: Can you just use neutral colors? You know, like lime green and neon orange?

Client: The colors need to be liquid-color.
 

Designer: More vibrant? Brighter?
 

Client: No, like the colors of liquids.

Client: I want the color to be kind of a mix between black and white.

+

=

Black
Metal

White
Power

Grey
Nazi
Bullshit

Sometimes I design things with multiple colors.

Why

By heydon

Why

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