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You probably mean something like this?

I'm the developer of the Squarespace dark mode plugin so I've spent quite a bit of time investigating how to implement dark mode on Squarespace 🙂 Happy to share my thoughs 

On 11/16/2019 at 12:20 AM, RaiderTimes said:

I was wondering if there was any way to add custom CSS or something like that to make a "dark mode" button for my website? 

To add a button, we'll need to use javascript instead of CSS. To add a dark mode button to a website you'd write something like 

 var createToggleButton = function(where){
	$("<div id='darkmodetoggle' class='darkmode-fixed-bottom-left'>Toggle darkmode</div><div id='darkmodereset'>Reset Darkmode plugin</div>").appendTo(where);

...But to make the button work, that takes a bit more effort. 

Dark Mode in 7.0

Skye is a 7.0 template. In 7.0 we'd make the button add a class to the <body> element. For example <body class='darkmode-enabled'>. We'd then use CSS to style our dark mode. So you'd style all the elements in a desired way, for example

background: black;
  p, h1, h2, h3, a, ol, ul, time{
    color: white;

Dark Mode in 7.1

If you've switched to  7.1 we can benefit from color themes. We'll select a color theme to be our "dark" theme, and then apply it's CSS class to all sections, which will then make all the sections dark. 


You'll also need to store a cookie to save the preference.  Otherwise when user refreshes or goes to another page, the effect will disappear.  With JS Simple Cookie library you'd use

Cookie.set('darkmode', 'dark');


Hope these will help. However, enabling dark mode is quite a complex task. My Squarespace darkmode plugin is 400+ lines of code and growing as I improve it. There's quite a lot to take into account. 


P.S – If you're lazy...

If you're willing to pay a few bucks I've made a dark mode plugin for Squarespace.
You can also read my blog post about Squarespace dark mode.

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