Do you stare at your computer screen at night or in the dark? If so, you’re probably find that looking at a white or otherwise bright screen in the dark is rather uncomfortable and eye-straining. Unfortunately, most websites use a color scheme that includes a white background and black text. This makes it very uncomfortable to read, especially in dark settings such as nighttime.
E-book applications usually have a “Night” mode that inverts all the colors, but what about the browser?
The Chrome extension, High Contrast, changes or inverts the colors of website to make it easier to read in the dark. As a result, for most websites, this would mean a black background and white text.
By default, the extension inverts all colors on all websites. It is not limited to just text and CSS-based colors. It inverts images as well (which can be either good or bad). It does not invert when its just an image being viewed though. There are also options to for viewing websites in higher contrast, grayscale, or inverted grayscale.
The extension can be configured on a per-site basis. An on-off toggle shortcut key for the current site is available through Shift+F11.
What do you think of High Contrast? Have a different method to make websites easier to read? Share with us in the comments.