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Farai Gandiya
Farai Gandiya

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Give Your Illustrations Dark Mode With This Simple Trick (SPOILER: It's a CSS Filter)

Give Your Illustrations Dark Mode With This Simple Trick (SPOILER: It's a CSS Filter) was first published on Farai's Codelab.


filter: invert(100%);β€”that’s it!

Ok fine, it won’t work all most of the time (it’s terrible on actual photos) but it’s good for illustrations with simple color palettes, like xkcd comics.

Two copies of a simply drawn XKCD comic, one white on black the other black on white

Wisdom of The Ancients by xkcd Transcript

On my site, I put that CSS in a class invert-hack which I place on any illustrations I want to flip to dark mode.


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🌚 Browsing with dark mode makes you a better developer by a factor of exactly 40.

It's a scientific fact.