What are your thoughts on dark v. light UI for the tools you use to design interfaces? Think Photoshop / Pixate / Webflow (dark) v. Sketch (light).
Example Dark UI (Webflow) https://www.dropbox.com/s/dfc185v36xxioou/webflow-ui.png?dl=0
Example Light UI (Sketch) https://www.dropbox.com/s/v3h5xitfbpkviu2/sketch-ui.png?dl=0
Which feels more effective to work within, and why?
A dark UI makes sense when working with imagery (Photoshop), akin to a darkroom. A light UI feels more open, like working on a drafting table.
A dark UI does seem to define the "page" area better, making it a more finite / concrete space. This may make more sense for apps and websites. They can extend in length, but their width is contained by the viewport - unlike an infinite artboard.
I'm trying to think through appropriateness of each and how they support the work being created, beyond personal preference.