Switching to dark mode

I’ve had a site in dark mode for a while now.

Tech Nation News was conceived in dark mode as a matter of design, because technology stuff was cooler with a dark background and after all it is a technology site.

However, the dark mode continues to advance on the Internet and in apps and today, July 12, 2022, Lexur.es goes to the dark side to give a joy to Dath Vader and to take advantage of the benefits it brings, namely:

  • lower power consumption, because only a fraction of the screen needs to be illuminated whereas in light mode the entire screen needs to be illuminated and the 2% occupied by text needs to be left off
  • less eyestrain because the eyes only have to deal with less frontal illumination. How do you see the mark of an oncoming car better, with the headlights off or on?
  • better visibility at night or in low light because you don’t have to adjust the brightness of the screen at night or when you go from being outdoors to indoors.

I will continue to switch sites to dark mode later.

Little by little.

Moving to https

We are moving all of our websites to the https secure protocol.

This is something we don not have actually planned but the changes in the Google search rankings policies forced us to move in that direction. We do not have plans to do this change because we do not send or receive data that really needs to be secured (passwords, emails, credit card numbers or anything else); we only show content to readers and do not sell nothing or collect any personal info.

Anyway as cybercrime evolves is better to be safe and take this step.

We know this is not an absolute guarantee for nobody and we understand the real power of public agencies and organized hackers: if they want to do something, they will do it and we can not do anything to prevent it.

But we know we are working in the right direction as well. This is like lion’s anecdote: when a lion is hunting down your safari group, the real issue is not to run more speedy than the lion, but do not to be the slowest runner in the group. And that’s what we are trying to do. 🙂

So, now all of our websites are under the https secure protocol.