Just realised that Chrome v78 web browser can force dark mode on any website. So I thought I would try it with my current Publii website that uses the fantastic Editorial theme. Dark mode of course can provide significant power savings when using your device battery, and can be more restful for our eyes.
For now, here’s how to force dark mode on Chrome. We first make sure Google Chrome has been updated to v78. Next, in the Address / URL box, copy and paste “chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark” (without the quotes), then set it to “Enabled”.
Amazingly, when using the Editorial theme, dark mode in Google Chrome displays perfectly! Plus, when running a quick performance test using the recommended “File” > “New Incognito Window” command, the initial test results are outstanding: check out the attached screenshot.
So for me, it’s no surprise that using Publii in combination with superbly designed themes like Editorial, must surely offer one of the best website solutions around today for Apple Mac or Microsoft Windows.
Possible Theme feature idea: how great to be able to include a switch on a Publii website front end to allow users to instantly jump to and from dark mode should they choose.
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