These days, it’s common practice for web designers to include many different levels of contrast in their final products. That way, visitors may see a website in the colors of their choice.
As a practical matter, this usually means choosing between dark and bright settings. Nonetheless, the aim is not only aesthetic. The level of contrast between the background and foreground is crucial for readability. For instance, a dark color scheme may be preferred by those users who have trouble seeing the screen.
Designers are also considering the user’s preferred system configuration. Some websites may now automatically determine if the user’s computer is configured to a dark or light theme and provide the appropriate design options accordingly.
However, requiring one specific contrast setting from people is never a wise idea. This is why a switch between them must be made available. And on that capability, we will now concentrate.
Brynjulfsen’s “Light, Dark, or Black” Theme
This elegant control panel, which has three separate colour schemes, is a great place to make such adjustments. There is a seamless transition between modes, making transitions less abrupt. Toggle-styled HTML radio buttons are used in the menu. It does its purpose with ease and style.
See the Pen Light / Dark / Black Theme by Håvard Brynjulfsen (@havardob) on CodePen.
Easy Dark Mode with SASS by Kaio Almeida
See the Pen Easy Dark Mode with SASS by Kaio Almeida (@KaioRocha) on CodePen.
Light or Dark Mode by Álex
Why not play around with the idea of contrasting backgrounds? This code sample uses animated SVG pictures to switch between day and night in a novel fashion. It’s important to keep in mind that even if the information is communicated visually, it may need some accessibility improvements before being used in a real-world setting.
See the Pen Light / Dark Mode by Álex (@lerida) on CodePen.
CSS Theme Switcher by Michelle Barker
See the Pen CSS Theme Switcher by Michelle Barker (@michellebarker) on CodePen.
GitHub Dark Mode Toggle by Chintu Yadav Sara
This large toggle retains its white backdrop throughout, but its icons adapt to the page’s contrast setting. While in dark mode, you may have noticed that the different backdrop forms now include dazzling neon colouring. This enhances the presentation in a humorous and informative way.
See the Pen GitHub Dark Mode Toggle by Chintu Yadav Sara (@chintuyadav) on CodePen.
Persistent Dark Mode by Brian Haferkamp
See the Pen Persistent Dark Mode by Brian Haferkamp (@brianhaferkamp) on CodePen.
Basic Vue Reactivity by CodePen
See the Pen Basic Vue Reactivity by CodePen (@codepen) on CodePen.
By Airen, in Black Mode
This dangling light bulb switch is sure to spark plenty of imagination for any undertakings that might use some more flair. The light bulb icon is housed inside an HTML button element for easy navigation. All the moving parts are handled by CSS. It’s a fantastic addition to any resume or website.
See the Pen Dark Mode by Airen (@airen) on CodePen.
Activate the Nighttime Setting Darkness (or brightness; your call)
There are a number of cases when it might make sense to include colour contrast modes on your website. To make material more accessible, it enables designers to provide consumers a choice of visual styles.
Our intention is that this compilation will inspire you to experiment with different colour contrast settings. And if you want to see many more examples, go over to our CodePen collection!
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