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Dark mode toggle on your static website

8 minute read    Published: 2019-07-16

Developers like dark themes. When looking at a screen all day (or rather, night) long, a pale white background with black text is an eyesore. Many software engineers prefer to use a dark theme with lower contrast colors in their code editors, and many tools started shipping dark visuals as default in the last few years.

I fall into that group as well and have been using these themes for so long that I can't even recall when I joined the dark side. I started to like these dark themes a lot and find them more visually pleasing, appearing more... Professional. To reflect this, I wanted to give my website – this website – dark visuals as well.

This isn't always a success. On some screens or in some light conditions the dark theme can be difficult to read, and some just prefer a paper-like background color anyway. I decided to create a dark/light mode toggle to please everyone.

🌓 — Tap the moon icon, and see the magic happen.

Fresh & shiny website, hurray!

2 minute read    Published: 2019-07-03

My personal website had basically been unchanged, lacking content, collecting dust, since 2011 (!!!), and here we are, more than 8 years later.

Finally, I made some effort to revamp my personal website – something you obviously want to be proper looking – to scrap the previous. I put some work in building a custom template to properly personalize it, with a dark interface to reflect the stereotypical developer. It has some bold design choices, so it'll be exciting how it works out.

Surprise surprise, you're currently visiting the fresh and shiny new website. Or not so shiny after all, because it's dark.

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