Although I do like the attention to detail in this, I honestly think that original light version looks a lot less noisy.
I've found this version which is IMHO little more "content focused": https://dribbble.com/shots/1954378-Sketch-3-Dark-UI
As I said before someone deleted my comment in dribbble... The concept behind artboards is to use the infinite space it gives to us to store/design/do whatever we want... If we use dark interfaces it'll "help us to focus on the content" but we'll lose the possibility to design outside it.
I’m not sure I understand why a pure white background gives you freedom where a darker background or checkerboard does not?
Usually designers work with dark icons, dark text... that will be hard to distinguish. Yeah, you can create an artboard to store all the stuff but it's not the same.
Easily alleviated with a setting to control the canvas colour, like many tools have. Sketch already has a background colour for artboards, there could be another setting for the canvas. I think it’s impossible to choose a canvas colour that works with all designs.
Good point ;)
I've never thought about it in that way and it makes totally sense :)
I noticed your comment on the dribbble shot when I first looked, and then went back to find it later and couldn't see it. Someone actually deleted it‽
Yep... it looks like someone doesn't like criticism
Wow. That sucks.
Actually I'm totally ok with criticism, if you look there's plenty of it and when you post a shot like this it's to be expected. Several over designers can vouch for me, I seek criticism from them all the time and this design wouldn't be where it is if it wasn't for some valuable feedback I received. The reason I removed it was because of the tone you used, or at least how it came across to me.
As for your feedback, what you said made no sense. You can already use the space, and I don't see how it being dark makes any difference. It's as if you're trying to enforce standards and all designs must be placed on a light background.
I also echo what Marc said.
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