Dark Mode Doesn’t Need to be Inverted White on Black

Posted on October 14, 2019
Updated December 30, 2020

As outlined recently, it’s fairly easy to support dark mode on your website, by referencing the device defaults, as set by the user.

The only dark mode implementations I have seen so far have been inversions of the black text on a white background default. But on a content based site, is this best for readers?

Rather than answer that definitively, I’ve decided to experiment with something a little different on www.alidark.com. Switch into dark mode and check it out.