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Adding a simple dark blog theme using CSS

December 22, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

I've started using dark themes on some of the devices I use, including my phone, and I was struck by my blog's default black-on-white theme when viewed at night. I like the ligher theme as a default, but I wanted to accommodate folks (including myself) who prefer a less bright look.

Since I've gotten used to some sites automatically adjusting based on the device's theme settings, I figured I'd see if it would be easy enough to do the same for my blog. Here's my bare minimum attempt at implementing it using only Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).


Tags: blog-info, how-to

New beginnings

November 13, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

How did I get here?

My name is Gideon Mayhak, and I'm currently living in Bridgewater, VA, with my wife, Sarah. We're both from Wisconsin originally; I was born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids and she was born in Merrill. A teaching job at James Madison University brought Sarah to Virginia in 2015, and I followed her when we got married on May 16, 2016. I ended up with a job at JMU, too.

I write this first post of few as we look forward to moving back to Wisconsin sometime next year. Sarah got a teaching job at WITC in Rice Lake, WI. I plan to follow a little closer this time.


Tags: about-me, blog-info, meet-the-mayhaks, photography, server-info