Heavily influenced by the Dark Material Design, I decided to update and share my theme results here.
I don’t claim to be a designer at all, and I realize the colors aren’t perfect, but for those looking for a classic post-in-block feel, this might get you started.
Most of my changes were focused on the categories view, as it inspired me to make large rounded pills for each categories, rather than cards. I’ve also pulled up the categories to have a more ‘classic’ look so that transitions between dark background PHP themes and discourse will be less jarring.
I also did my best to get rid of the grey feeling that generally comes with dark themes. Making the banners and quote gutters bright helped a bunch.