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Why doesn't repl.it have a dark mode?
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CodingCactus (4186)

Why does repl.it have no official dark mode?


I don't know much about web development, so I was just wondering if there was like some complexity in making a dark mode for a website or something.


So repl.it has a dark theme in the IDE, but why can't that be transferred to the whole of the site.

What I mean, is the menu and stuff on the side is also in dark mode when you change the theme in the IDE.

e.g.

As you can see, the menu at the side is also dark theme, meaning (in my mind) that the whole site could be in this dark theme, so why isn't there an option for that?


Sorry for the long, most likely badly worded, post

Any ideas?

Answered by amasad (3356) [earned 5 cycles]
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amasad (3356)

It just a matter of resources. We're trying to get more developers but we're a small team.

Maybe @moudy can make this work soon.

Codemonkey51 (1049)

Hrmm the moment I upvoted your post you marked it as answered :) @CodingCactus

Codemonkey51 (1049)

Lol also I am making a virus on repl :-) lol @CodingCactus

CodingCactus (4186)

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xxpertHacker (861)

@amasad Now I don't think we should ping the CEO for everything, since I think we're probably just annoying him, but hey, it worked.

xxpertHacker (861)

@CodingCactus I know, I always make to sure to read everything, before I speak. Don't want to falsely accuse people of things they didn't do, right?

c4syner (82)

Haven't seen anything about what @mat1 did so here it is: https://darktheme.matdoes.dev/themes
super experimental and clanky, I know but it's pretty epic

AlexRamirez2 (105)

For some reason... I have the dark theme rn?

CodingCactus (4186)

@AlexRamirez2 this post was 11 months ago...

AlexRamirez2 (105)

@CodingCactus I know it was. I just didn't know there was one at all.

Bookie0 (5977)

Nice ted talk I enjoyed it

DynamicSquid (4634)

Take a look at SO. They just (or are trying to) implemented a dark mode, and there are soooo many bugs and they have a huge team. Like @amasad said, it's just a matter of resources

AphixDev (217)

I don't think anyone wants to waste time making dark mode. They have enough on their hands just with plain coding. Also, most people on repl just code Python...

CodingCactus (4186)

@nt998302 so are you saying that the devs are too busy to make a dark mode?

AphixDev (217)

@CodingCactus That would be my best guess. They are probably trying to make other out-there stuff, if you know what I mean :P

CodingCactus (4186)

@iterate on why there is no dark mode

BlueComet (116)

@CodingCactus this is my theory
a lot of the text is black so if they made a dark mode then it would be impossible to read

CodingCactus (4186)

@iterate but, as seen in the picture, the text is changed to white?

BlueComet (116)

@CodingCactus you should ask the developers if you can

CodingCactus (4186)

@iterate don't know how, I was hoping that they might see this?

BlueComet (116)

@CodingCactus maybe you could tell @amasad after all he is the ceo

CodingCactus (4186)

@iterate i guess.
lol, you did it for me

BlueComet (116)

@CodingCactus and if he doesn't know then he could probably tell the designers