Designing for Dark Mode

The era of the dark mode is upon us...again. If you follow UI trends, you would be right in saying that the era of the dark mode has been with us for quite some time. Between Windows 10, Linux distros, and a plethora of third-party modifications, many of us have been basking in the darkness emanating from our screens for quite some time. Yet, these days everybody seems to be talking about dark mode again. What happened to bring this minor blip in the overall fabric of the cosmos into the forefront?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at