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Main Page: Building Character Sheets

How to implement Dark Mode in character sheets.



  • Roll Templates have some issues in dark mode - (Feb 2022)

Theme Switch

When a user switches to Dark Mode, the virtual tabletop adds the specific CSS class .sheet-darkmode to the <body> element. When flipping the switch back to light, that class is removed.

Theme Change

By adding color choices to the end of your sheets your sheet’s CSS, wrapped in a body.sheet-darkmode { } users will see the change when they flip the switch.

Roll Template

Main Page: BCS/Roll Templates

Including .sheet-rolltemplate-darkmode at the start of your selector will target roll templates only when dark mode is enabled.

Updating Existing Sheet

Patching unsupported sheet
If you have a older sheet that's black & white and turn on dark mode, the background might turn dark and make some text unreadable. Adding the following to the sheet should fix it, in most cases:


Adding darkmode support
This is what the Aborea sheet added to the CSS, to add dark mode:

body.sheet-darkmode button,
body.sheet-darkmode input,
body.sheet-darkmode optgroup,
body.sheet-darkmode select,
body.sheet-darkmode textarea,
body.sheet-darkmode .charsheet {
	color: #eee
body.sheet-darkmode .btn,
body.sheet-darkmode .btn.btn-default {
	color: #c8c3bc;
	text-shadow: rgba(24,26,27,.75) 0px 1px 1px;
	background-color: #1e2021;
	background-image: linear-gradient(#181a1b, #26292b);
	border-color: #3e4446 #3e4446 #43494c;
	box-shadow: rgba(24,26,27,.2) 0px 1px 0px inset,rgba(0,0,0,.05) 0px 1px 2px

It essentially only changed the default dark text color to a light color, and let the dark mode's default (dark) background make the sheet dark, while on the roll template it specified background-color and other things.

Overriding Dark Mode in Roll Templates
With how it's currently setup (3/8/2022), you should just need 3 classes (or equivalent) to override the dark mode styling. e.g. this:

<rolltemplate class="sheet-rolltemplate-template">
  <div class="template-wrapper">
    <!-- Template content here -->

.sheet-rolltemplate-template .sheet-template-wrapper .inlinerollresult{
  /*Your styling here*/

Sheet Examples

Darkmode support

Sheets that updated to support the new dark mode

Patch only

Sheets that made minor patches to keep the sheet readable in dark mode, without adding a dark mode.

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