It’s really that simple to turn on dark mode for all Datawrapper chart types, map types, and tables.
Just activate “Automatic dark mode,” and the colors in your visualization will adapt automatically to your readers’ own dark mode settings. The background turns dark, and the colors of your text and chart elements turn brighter.
Curious what your readers will see? You can preview dark mode for each visualization in the Datawrapper app.
If your website supports dark mode, you don’t want white charts, maps, and tables to stick out against a black background. Or the other way around.
When “Automatic dark mode” is turned on, you only need to put one embed code on your page. The embedded visualization will adjust to your readers’ system settings — showing a bright background when they view your website in “day mode” and a dark background at “night.”
Datawrapper chart in dark mode in an article from the German newsroom SPIEGEL
All the elements of your charts, maps, and tables remain legible in dark mode. We wrote an algorithm that automatically finds suitable colors for your visualization elements, gridlines, title, description, source, byline, color key, highlight ranges, table text, table heatmaps, annotations, etc.
Important elements will stick out in dark mode, too: Colors that are very dark on the white background will be very bright on the black background, and vice versa.
If you want to keep the bright mode colors, you can choose to do so in the layout options.
If your team uses a custom Datawrapper theme, you can define a custom dark mode counterpart for every color in your bright palette. This way, you’ll never need to think about the look of your visualizations in dark mode ever again — all the colors will be exactly as you chose.
Not a fan of the dark side? Just permanently disable automatic dark mode for all team members.
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