how to add dark mode in laravel 9 with tailwind css

In this section we will see how to use dark mode in laravel 9 with tailwind css and alpinejs. For this section we will use laravel breeze, it come with tailwind css and alpinejs. You can also use laravel jetstream. First you need to install tailwind css with laravel 9. You can read below article.

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After installation you need setup tailwind dark mode class in tailwind.config.js.

tailwind.config.js

/** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
const defaultTheme = require('tailwindcss/defaultTheme');

module.exports = {
    darkMode: "class",
    content: [
        './vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Pagination/resources/views/*.blade.php',
        './storage/framework/views/*.php',
        './resources/views/**/*.blade.php',
    ],

    theme: {
        extend: {
            fontFamily: {
                sans: ['Nunito', ...defaultTheme.fontFamily.sans],
            },
        },
    },

    plugins: [require('@tailwindcss/forms')],
};


Add dark mode logic in app.blade.php or you main blade file.

app.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="{{ str_replace('_', '-', app()->getLocale()) }}">

    <head>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
        <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">

        <title>{{ config('app.name', 'Laravel') }}</title>

        <!-- Fonts -->
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Nunito:[email protected];600;700&display=swap">

        <!-- Styles -->
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ asset('css/app.css') }}">

        <!-- Scripts -->
        <script src="{{ asset('js/app.js') }}" defer></script>
    </head>

    <body class="font-sans antialiased" x-data="{ darkMode: false }" x-init="
    if (!('darkMode' in localStorage) && window.matchMedia('(prefers-color-scheme: dark)').matches) {
      localStorage.setItem('darkMode', JSON.stringify(true));
    }
    darkMode = JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem('darkMode'));
    $watch('darkMode', value => localStorage.setItem('darkMode', JSON.stringify(value)))" x-cloak>
        <div x-bind:class="{'dark' : darkMode === true}" class="min-h-screen bg-gray-100">


            @include('layouts.navigation')

            <!-- Page Heading -->
            <header class="bg-white shadow dark:bg-gray-800">
                <div class="px-4 py-6 mx-auto max-w-7xl sm:px-6 lg:px-8">
                    {{ $header }}
                </div>
            </header>

            <!-- Page Content -->
            <main class="bg-gray-100 dark:bg-gray-800">
                {{ $slot }}
            </main>
        </div>
    </body>

</html> 


Now, you need to add darkmode toggle in navbar.

navigation.blade.php

<nav x-data="{ open: false }" class="bg-white border-b border-gray-100 dark:bg-gray-800">
    <!-- Primary Navigation Menu -->
    <div class="max-w-7xl mx-auto px-4 sm:px-6 lg:px-8">
        <div class="flex justify-between h-16">
            <div class="flex">
                <!-- Logo -->
                <div class="shrink-0 flex items-center">
                    <a href="{{ route('dashboard') }}">
                        <x-application-logo class="block h-10 w-auto fill-current text-gray-600" />
                    </a>
                    <div class=" ml-2">
                        <button type="button" x-bind:class="darkMode ? 'bg-indigo-500' : 'bg-gray-200'"
                            x-on:click="darkMode = !darkMode"
                            class="relative inline-flex h-6 w-11 flex-shrink-0 cursor-pointer rounded-full border-2 border-transparent transition-colors duration-200 ease-in-out focus:outline-none focus:ring-2 focus:ring-indigo-500 focus:ring-offset-2"
                            role="switch" aria-checked="false">
                            <span class="sr-only">Dark mode toggle</span>
                            <span x-bind:class="darkMode ? 'translate-x-5 bg-gray-700' : 'translate-x-0 bg-white'"
                                class="pointer-events-none relative inline-block h-5 w-5 transform rounded-full shadow ring-0 transition duration-200 ease-in-out">
                                <span
                                    x-bind:class="darkMode ? 'opacity-0 ease-out duration-100' : 'opacity-100 ease-in duration-200'"
                                    class="absolute inset-0 flex h-full w-full items-center justify-center transition-opacity"
                                    aria-hidden="true">
                                    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" class="h-3 w-3 text-gray-400"
                                        viewBox="0 0 20 20" fill="currentColor">
                                        <path d="M17.293 13.293A8 8 0 016.707 2.707a8.001 8.001 0 1010.586 10.586z" />
                                    </svg>
                                </span>
                                <span
                                    x-bind:class="darkMode ?  'opacity-100 ease-in duration-200' : 'opacity-0 ease-out duration-100'"
                                    class="absolute inset-0 flex h-full w-full items-center justify-center transition-opacity"
                                    aria-hidden="true">
                                    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" class="h-3 w-3 text-white"
                                        viewBox="0 0 20 20" fill="currentColor">
                                        <path fill-rule="evenodd"
                                            d="M10 2a1 1 0 011 1v1a1 1 0 11-2 0V3a1 1 0 011-1zm4 8a4 4 0 11-8 0 4 4 0 018 0zm-.464 4.95l.707.707a1 1 0 001.414-1.414l-.707-.707a1 1 0 00-1.414 1.414zm2.12-10.607a1 1 0 010 1.414l-.706.707a1 1 0 11-1.414-1.414l.707-.707a1 1 0 011.414 0zM17 11a1 1 0 100-2h-1a1 1 0 100 2h1zm-7 4a1 1 0 011 1v1a1 1 0 11-2 0v-1a1 1 0 011-1zM5.05 6.464A1 1 0 106.465 5.05l-.708-.707a1 1 0 00-1.414 1.414l.707.707zm1.414 8.486l-.707.707a1 1 0 01-1.414-1.414l.707-.707a1 1 0 011.414 1.414zM4 11a1 1 0 100-2H3a1 1 0 000 2h1z"
                                            clip-rule="evenodd" />
                                    </svg>
                                </span>
                            </span>
                        </button>
                    </div>
                </div>

                <!-- Navigation Links -->
                <div class="hidden space-x-8 sm:-my-px sm:ml-10 sm:flex">
                    <x-nav-link :href="route('dashboard')" :active="request()->routeIs('dashboard')">
                        {{ __('Dashboard') }}
                    </x-nav-link>
                </div>
            </div>

            <!-- Settings Dropdown -->
            <div class="hidden sm:flex sm:items-center sm:ml-6">
                <x-dropdown align="right" width="48">
                    <x-slot name="trigger">
                        <button
                            class="flex items-center text-sm font-medium text-gray-500 hover:text-gray-700 hover:border-gray-300 focus:outline-none focus:text-gray-700 focus:border-gray-300 transition duration-150 ease-in-out">
                            <div>{{ Auth::user()->name }}</div>

                            <div class="ml-1">
                                <svg class="fill-current h-4 w-4" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
                                    viewBox="0 0 20 20">
                                    <path fill-rule="evenodd"
                                        d="M5.293 7.293a1 1 0 011.414 0L10 10.586l3.293-3.293a1 1 0 111.414 1.414l-4 4a1 1 0 01-1.414 0l-4-4a1 1 0 010-1.414z"
                                        clip-rule="evenodd" />
                                </svg>
                            </div>
                        </button>
                    </x-slot>

                    <x-slot name="content">
                        <!-- Authentication -->
                        <form method="POST" action="{{ route('logout') }}">
                            @csrf

                            <x-dropdown-link :href="route('logout')" onclick="event.preventDefault();
                                                this.closest('form').submit();">
                                {{ __('Log Out') }}
                            </x-dropdown-link>
                        </form>
                    </x-slot>
                </x-dropdown>
            </div>

            <!-- Hamburger -->
            <div class="-mr-2 flex items-center sm:hidden">
                <button @click="open = ! open"
                    class="inline-flex items-center justify-center p-2 rounded-md text-gray-400 hover:text-gray-500 hover:bg-gray-100 focus:outline-none focus:bg-gray-100 focus:text-gray-500 transition duration-150 ease-in-out">
                    <svg class="h-6 w-6" stroke="currentColor" fill="none" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
                        <path :class="{'hidden': open, 'inline-flex': ! open }" class="inline-flex"
                            stroke-linecap="round" stroke-linejoin="round" stroke-width="2"
                            d="M4 6h16M4 12h16M4 18h16" />
                        <path :class="{'hidden': ! open, 'inline-flex': open }" class="hidden" stroke-linecap="round"
                            stroke-linejoin="round" stroke-width="2" d="M6 18L18 6M6 6l12 12" />
                    </svg>
                </button>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

    <!-- Responsive Navigation Menu -->
    <div :class="{'block': open, 'hidden': ! open}" class="hidden sm:hidden">
        <div class="pt-2 pb-3 space-y-1">
            <x-responsive-nav-link :href="route('dashboard')" :active="request()->routeIs('dashboard')">
                {{ __('Dashboard') }}
            </x-responsive-nav-link>
        </div>

        <!-- Responsive Settings Options -->
        <div class="pt-4 pb-1 border-t border-gray-200">
            <div class="px-4">
                <div class="font-medium text-base text-gray-800">{{ Auth::user()->name }}</div>
                <div class="font-medium text-sm text-gray-500">{{ Auth::user()->email }}</div>
            </div>

            <div class="mt-3 space-y-1">
                <!-- Authentication -->
                <form method="POST" action="{{ route('logout') }}">
                    @csrf

                    <x-responsive-nav-link :href="route('logout')" onclick="event.preventDefault();
                                        this.closest('form').submit();">
                        {{ __('Log Out') }}
                    </x-responsive-nav-link>
                </form>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</nav>


Now test tailwind dark mode classes.

dashboard.blade.php

<x-app-layout>
    <x-slot name="header">
        <h2 class="font-semibold text-xl text-gray-800 leading-tight dark:text-gray-100">
            {{ __('Dashboard') }}
        </h2>
    </x-slot>

    <div class="py-12 h-screen">
        <div class="max-w-7xl mx-auto sm:px-6 lg:px-8">
            <div class="p-6 bg-white rounded-lg border border-gray-200 shadow-md dark:bg-gray-800 dark:border-gray-700">
                <a href="#">
                    <h5 class="mb-2 text-2xl font-bold tracking-tight text-gray-900 dark:text-white">Laravel 9 Dark Mode</h5>
                </a>
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                <a href="#" class="inline-flex items-center py-2 px-3 text-sm font-medium text-center text-white bg-blue-700 rounded-lg hover:bg-blue-800 focus:ring-4 focus:outline-none focus:ring-blue-300 dark:bg-blue-600 dark:hover:bg-blue-700 dark:focus:ring-blue-800">
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                    <svg class="ml-2 -mr-1 w-4 h-4" fill="currentColor" viewBox="0 0 20 20" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><path fill-rule="evenodd" d="M10.293 3.293a1 1 0 011.414 0l6 6a1 1 0 010 1.414l-6 6a1 1 0 01-1.414-1.414L14.586 11H3a1 1 0 110-2h11.586l-4.293-4.293a1 1 0 010-1.414z" clip-rule="evenodd"></path></svg>
                </a>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</x-app-layout>
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