Include a light theme for the Creator Hub

As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard to choose a theme that fits best for me on the new creator hub.

If Roblox is able to address this issue, it would improve my development experience because I use light themes on nearly every platform I use.

First, style. In a well lit room, I find light themes to look significantly nicer. This is, of course, a personal preference, which is why websites like Roblox and the developer forums let you choose your theme.

Second, and in my opinion more significantly, accessibility. To a non-zero amount of people, a dark theme is physically harder to read. A research by the Sensory Perception and Interaction Research Group at the University of British Columbia (cited by Gizmodo) found the following:

People with astigmatism (aproximately 50% of the population) find it harder to read white text on black than black text on white. Part of this has to do with light levels: with a bright display (white background) the iris closes a bit more, decreasing the effect of the “deformed” lens; with a dark display (black background) the iris opens to receive more light and the deformation of the lens creates a much fuzzier focus at the eye.

I do genuinely have experience with people afflicted with damaging forms of astigmatism, which mean that text on dark themes reads far blurrier. It would be an accessibility win to have a toggle between light and dark theme, without affecting those who prefer dark themes.

The forum template for website features tells me to use “Documentation Requests”, which no longer exists. This is not a bug report, so I did not place it in #bug-reports:documentation-issues.

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Thanks for sharing your feedback Kampfkarren! We are looking into including a light theme for creator sites – please stay tuned.

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