Building an Adaptive SVG favicon that responds to Dark Mode

Speaking of favicons: In the latest episode of GUI Challenges, Adam details how to create an adaptive favicon that responds to Dark Mode. SVG Favicons were introduced in Chromium 80 (2019) and Firefox 41 (2015). No support in Safari. Building an adaptive favicon → 🤔 On the WebKit Issue tracker I can find this RESOLVED …

Dark mode in 5 minutes, with inverted lightness variables

Lea Verou shows a method to implement dark mode, not by swapping entire colors, but by simply changing their lightness The basic idea is to use custom properties for the lightness of colors instead of the entire color. Then, in dark mode, you override these variables with 100% – lightness. This generally produces light colors …

The Quest for the Perfect Dark Mode Toggle, using Vanilla JavaScript

In The Quest for the Perfect Dark Mode, Joshua W Comeau extensively explains how he has implemented the Dark Mode Toggle on his Gatsby-powered website. It follows the system’s light/dark mode preference, but also allows for an override which he persists in localStorage. The flow to decide if Dark Mode should be used or not …

Dark Mode and Variable Fonts

Robin Rendle writing for CSS-Tricks, on leveraging Variable Fonts when implementing a Dark Mode: Oddly enough, these two bits of text [shown above] are actually using the same font-weight value of 400. But to my eye, the white text looks extra bold on a black background. How do we fix this? Well, this is where …

How to Design Delightful Dark Mode Themes

When done well, dark themes have many benefits. They reduce eyestrain. They are easier to read in low light. And, depending on the screen, they can greatly reduce battery consumption. However, it is difficult to create a delightful dark theme. We cannot simply reuse our colors or invert our shades. If we do, we will …