The new dark mode is difficult to read.
I, along with many of my viewers, are having a hard time with the new Twitch dark mode, especially in the chat feed box.
The new look for the site is REALLY good. I want to emphasize this. Everything about it looks cleaner, more modern, and is more user friendly, except the dark mode color choices.
The 255 white on jet black background, with the bold-ish white font, is blinding even with monitor brightness turned down a bit. It doesn't do what dark mode needs to, where it dims out the whole screen but keeps things clearly legible. I put it on two identical screens side by side, and at my normal brightness it is like my eyes can't focus on it properly. I have heard the same thing from quite a few people in the community. On dimmer settings, where the white doesn't pop quite so hard, it is legible, but still uncomfortable to look at.
My suggestion for a fix would be to do one or more of:
---Lighten the jet black to more of a space grey.
---Back off of 255 bright on the font color
---Use a font that is narrower/less bold to reduce the number of intense pixels.
Thanks! I hope this gets resolved in some way, because even after using the site for several days it isn't really getting better.