Ever since Apple began integrating Dark Mode into iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, there has been a steady drumbeat of other platforms natively supporting dark-type modes, which bring a darker color palette to the native user interface. In the Google Android mobile OS, the similar Dark Theme is supported on many devices running Android 10. And on Microsoft Windows 10, the default Windows mode can be switched to Dark from Personalization settings. However, when it comes to web browsers, all of these beautiful dark modes can have little, if any, effect on websites since most will retain their native color schemes. Enter our new Dark Mode feature for the Digitized House website, an express-mode switch to dark mode that works on any browser and any OS.
Tap the Dark Mode Switcher
Since we run on the WordPress platform, our developers have full control over the user interface. In this case, we are using the JNews+ theme from the folks at JegTheme. Implemented as a simple on-off switch in the desktop or mobile main menu bar, Dark Mode for Digitized House works by natively adjusting the color palette throughout all website elements so they properly render a dark look and feel. So moving from article to article or page to page, there will be a consistent dark mode effect precisely applied. This will work equally well on Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and other browsers.
While Dark Mode can be especially useful while you are winding down before bedtime, many prefer to leave it on 7×24. In that case, your browser should remember this setting for Digitized House, so if you close your browser and come back later, it should launch in Dark Mode.
Tom Kolnowski is the Chief Content Officer & Founder of Digitized House Media, LLC, the publisher of Digitized House | Guide to the Connected Home. When he isn’t writing about smart home technology, sustainability, and high-performance architecture, you’ll find him exploring faraway destinations with his family.