Which one should I choose?
Once in a while I’d come across a screenshot of a cool UI that I think would be relatively simple to recreate in Figma, so I made it a personal challenge to do so. This is not something that I do in my spare time or anything because, quite frankly I don’t have any spare time anymore. This is more of a distraction to prevent me from going insane between juggling 3 different major projects atm.
I will first start with 2 Streamlabs dashboard screens.
After all these years, I’ve come to the fact that GIMP is now a lost cause. It used to be a ‘Photoshop alternative’, but after years of stagnation it’s now having its butt kicked by even another open source image editor (Krita).
Nonetheless it’s still one of my all-time favorite editor, mostly due to nostalgia’s sake (I was a well-known tutorial writer back in the 2000s for the GIMP, you know, back when written tutorials were still a thing). And I especially take joy in reworking its UI. This, I do admit, is due to that fact that its interface is so godawful that ANY changes you make to it is an improvement. Whenever I feel bored or depressed, I rework
I did a GIMP UI rework some odd years ago. The project never finished due to time constraints, as I had other obligations to attend to. But that was when designers were creating UIs on Photoshop (I shivers as I remember those times). I think I blew like a week on that project. Fun times, hah.
Times had changed. We have dedicated UI design tools these days. I spent like a few hours on Figma already have more progress than I did in a week with the last project. And this was done completely on Linux! Something that was impossible the last time.
Here’s a quick sneak peak of the current WIP.
So if you’ve been following my works recently you’d notice that for the last couple of months I’ve been working with nothing but dashboards. And for most of them I tend to use bright, vivid colors. Why? Well because they’re considered safe for most clients.
But during recent years, dark mode seems to be all the rage. Everybody started implementing it, Telegram, Slack, Skype. So when tasked with creating yet another crypto dashboard design, I thought to myself: “how about jumping on the bandwagon?”
So I quickly whipped up some screens, what do you guys think?
I’m still kinda on the fence about this though. I guess it’s best to make it a toggle.
What do you guys think I should choose? Leave a comment below.