The night vision for the web. Read easier on the eyes.

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#2 Product of the DayMay 17, 2015
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Olivier El Mekki
Olivier El Mekki@oelmekki · maker
My eyes and me, we thank you :) You should put it on chrome webstore if you want most people here to be able to try it. Also, using `$("body, body *").addClass("mata-friendly");` in js make it quite slow on big pages. Couldn't the same be achieved adding the "mata-friendly" class on body and applying styles in css on `.mata-friendly, .mata-friendly *`, instead? EDIT: confirmed ;) Made a PR.
Wilbert Liu
Wilbert LiuMaker@wilbertliu · I ❤️ building products & telling 📃.
@oelmekki Wohoo, this is awesome Olivier! 👍🏽👏🏽🙌🏾 At first i tested it on few websites, and it's still running well. But thanks for the pretty "performance fix" for this, will consider it to be changed. And for putting this on the Chrome web store, i don't think i would do so. Maybe somebody wants to grab the codes and put that on the web store? Cheers! 😀
Alex Wolkov ☭
Alex Wolkov ☭@altryne · UX, Front End
@oelmekki chrome webstore came up with this :
Wilbert Liu
Wilbert LiuMaker@wilbertliu · I ❤️ building products & telling 📃.
Hello product hunters! Here i announce you what i made on the weekend. Yeah, it's my side project, to solve pain in my eyes when reading much blog posts, especially at night. After tweeting to some people (more on it later, maybe on some blog post? 😊), i've decided to make it available for everyone, also the source code, so everyone could be happy to use this and probably improve this in future. So, let's discuss this for further improvements. Let me know if you have any thoughts. EDIT: Remove the upvote thing 😂
Would love to try this but don't know how to 'install' it. Any help is appreciated.
Wilbert Liu
Wilbert LiuMaker@wilbertliu · I ❤️ building products & telling 📃.
@fbara Hello Frank! Thanks for shouting that out! Now there is a section called "Installation" and you could follow that. Hope this helps 🙏
Sushubh@sushubh · Admin, IBF
I am already using Readability but this looks nice too.
Moin Uddin
Moin UddinPro@moinism · Creator/Developer
I don't know why, but I don't like the black backgrounds for reading. It annoys me and I always leave the site.
Wilbert Liu
Wilbert LiuMaker@wilbertliu · I ❤️ building products & telling 📃.
@moinism Hi Moin, thanks for your thoughts 😀 Here is the why (in a more detailed mode) : I found that when i read much stuffs on white background, it hurts my eyes. That's why i created this product. When i feel i could read some article in a white background, then i will go ahead. Otherwise, i will press Cmd+E (my favourite shortcut for this extension), and suddenly the article will be turned into the night vision (which is black and white), and.., i continue the reading.
Andrew Cantino
Andrew Cantino@tectonic · Chief Architect, Mavenlink
See also BeeLine Reader ( for a tool that makes reading easier. It has a mode that changes the background color, and it also applies color gradients that help you read faster by speeding up line transitions. Disclosure: I'm a co-founder.
Wilbert Liu
Wilbert LiuMaker@wilbertliu · I ❤️ building products & telling 📃.
@tectonic Hi Andrew! Nice to see another product on the same line, which should be good 👍🏽 Personally i am not a fan of a gradient when reading, but your bookmarklet seems pretty neat. One of the feedback that i have received from people is they want this kind of product to be available on iPhone. Good luck bro! 😉