When I initially put this website together in January 2018, I used Julio Pescador’s Hugo port of the Future Imperfect theme. I’d heard good things about Hugo, I wanted to write blog posts in Markdown, and it was a good-looking theme that required minimal additional setup. It served me well for over a year, but a few things kept bothering me:
I recently rewrote most of this website (more on that soon!) and
it’s now much easier to work on. Last week, I shipped a
feature that I really like: dark mode using
prefers-color-scheme media query. If you have dark mode enabled in your OS and a reasonably new
browser, reillywood.com now shows you a dark UI using the
This is really easy to enable, and I hope more sites start using it soon. Under the hood, it’s just a straightforward media query in CSS:
I dabble in web development, but it’s not “my thing”. Most of my time is spent on back-end systems and the occasional native UI. When I’m building a web UI, I usually spend a lot of time on MDN or W3Schools looking up syntax details.