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High contrast light theme. Which one?

Postby filmil on Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:05 pm

Hi all.

I'm trying to find a good light (i.e. light background) Sublime Text 2 theme to use.

Requirements are:
- light but not flashlight background
- high contrast text. E.g. gray text on white is out.
- complete and high contrast syntax highlighting
- high contrast editor tabs -- i.e. an easy way to see which tab is 'current'.

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Re: High contrast light theme. Which one?

Postby quodlibet on Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:36 am

You are actually asking for two things (in Sublime jargon):

* A theme, which styles the widgets: tabs, sidebar, panels, etc..
See: https://sublime.wbond.net/browse/labels/theme

* A color scheme, which styles the text window. These, confusingly, come in .tmTheme files. (I should note that what precisely gets highlighted is determined by syntaxes, which come in .tmLanguage files. But that's another story.)
See: https://sublime.wbond.net/browse/labels/color%20scheme

FWIW, this is the color scheme I use:


It's designed for writing rather than coding, but I have been using it for both tasks for over a year now (with minor tweaks) and I can attest that your eyes will not fall out of their sockets. (Although I do use f.lux/redshift.) The syntax closely mirrors the Monokai (the default ST2 theme). If you're interested, I will be packaging it with some non-intrusive Markdown stuff over the weekend.

The theme in the screenshot is Soda Light. Probably not contrasting enough.

Hope this helps,
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Re: High contrast light theme. Which one?

Postby jbrooksuk on Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:40 am

Yeah, please share it!
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Re: High contrast light theme. Which one?

Postby gekko on Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:41 pm

This is the color scheme I'm using, also using the Soda Light 3 theme.

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Re: High contrast light theme. Which one?

Postby Jibz on Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:23 am

I'm a big fan of Solarized, though I am not sure if it qualifies as high-contrast. It has a very comfortable set of colors in both it's dark and light versions.

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