The Complete Guide to the Dark Mode Toggle
You may have noticed that Dark Mode is becoming more and more a thing. In this article, I provide a complete guide to adding Dark Mode to your website.
Best Practices to Unlock the Dark Side
Recently, Chris Coyier at CSS-Tricks threw down the gauntlet for anyone who was about "to write a blog post about dark mode." He listed 10 points that would need to be covered.
- Explain Dark Mode
- Provide a demo
- Explain that Dark Mode can happen at the operating system level itself
- Let the user have ultimate say over color preference
- Build a theme switcher, including gotchas
- See who else is building Dark Mode toggles
- See who else is writing about it
- Discuss what is and isn't supported
- Make accessibility a main concern
In my post, "The Complete Guide to the Dark Mode Toggle," I aim to cover all 10 points (covering some better than others). I offer what I've found to be the best practices for implementing a dark mode toggle, and this repo serves a demo for those best practices.
Check out the Dark Mode Toggle demo.