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Dark, Light, and Inverted: A Developer’s Guide to Color Modes: Nick Croft

April 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

WordPress Accessibility Meetup: Dark, Light, and Inverted: A Developer’s Guide to Color Modes by Nick Croft, Senior Developer, Reaktiv. Monday, April 17th at 7 PM CST.

Modern operating systems have given users more control over how their interface looks. This includes light and dark settings, inverted colors, and high contrast modes. Much like the early days of responsive design, the best web developers are adapting to offer styles that can leverage user preferences. This can improve accessibility for sites and accommodate a wider range of users.

In this session, we will see how to write media queries to make changes to the site and the advantage of using CSS variables with modern WordPress theme development in order to simplify color swaps to make the site most accessible to the greatest variety of users.

These meetups take place via Zoom and are live captioned. You must register to attend via Zoom.

About Nick Croft

Nick “the Geek” Croft has been developing with WordPress for over a decade. Today he is a senior developer for Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress VIP Partner. He has created several plugins for WordPress.org mostly using the Genesis framework as well as custom work for clients and his employer.

Nick is the author of the Genesis Explained, a book that focuses on Genesis theme framework. He has completed his Web Accessibility Specialists (WAS), Certified Professional In Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA), and 508 Trusted Tester certifications. Lately, he has focused on writing highly efficient code, automating all the things, improving in Javascript and React, security, and accessibility. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 4 children, and a puppy and lives on a quiet cul de sac in the Shenandoah Valley. He also enjoys home improvement projects, hiking, and river activities.

Event Information


Thank you to our sponsors:

Accessibility & Accommodations

This meetup will be held virtually over Zoom and live captioned, thanks to our sponsors. Slide links will be provided when applicable, and presenters are encouraged to make slides as accessible as possible with alternative text for images, etc.

We’re working to secure sponsors so that we can offer ASL interpretation.

All are welcome to attend. If you need specific accommodations to make this meetup work for you, please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Code of Conduct

Please note that this group is a welcoming space for all. As this event is part of the official WordPress Meetup program, all attendees must follow the WordPress Online Code of Conduct.

By RSVPing to this meetup, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you have concerns that the Online Code of Conduct is not being followed, don’t hesitate to get in touch with an organizer.


April 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Accessibility Features
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