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Discussion on: Implement Dark Mode On Your Website.

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Gary Byrne

Hey Matthew,

Yeah I agree with you. The dark/light mode toggle is a really popular feature and can really enhance a website.

Just from an accessibility point of view, If I was to have a toggle on my website I would first let it default to my OS dark/light mode.Then as that changes on the site you could consider then to use local storage.

We have a media query in CSS called prefers-color-scheme which we can access in JS with window.matchMedia. :
This blog is really worth a read. It even talks about only loading CSS we need and not loading non critical CSS. You can also see the power of custom properties.

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Matthew Marquise Author

I will definitely read it because the preferred color scheme is a great feature to implement as well! Thanks Gary!