This week I finally started fiddling around with Sublime Text 2, and I like what I’ve seen. Although I like the default Monakai theme, I prefer my old customized version of Zenburn from Notepad++. So I forked this Zenburn repo and made my alterations.
Below are some screenshots.
My version is different from the usual Zenburn theme in two ways: 1) The background is darker, which I think looks much better; and 2) the HTML/CSS/JS comments are in gray instead of green, and they’re italicized. I think this looks much better for scanning.
Install on Sublime Text 2
If you want to try out this theme, just navigate to your packages folder, then to the “Color Scheme – Default” folder and clone the repo with this command:
$ git clone https://github.com/impressivewebs/zenburn.git
Or just do it using whatever tool you’re using to clone repos from GitHub. Notice that I said to go into the “Color Scheme…” folder. When I cloned the repo into the packages folder directly, I ran into this bug. The problem went away when I removed the theme and then cloned it into the “Color Scheme…” folder instead. If anyone has a better suggestion for this, please comment.
If you want this theme for Notepad++, here’s a gist with the XML data from my customized version of Zenburn. Just save it as an XML file in your themes folder, and make sure you’re running Notepad++ as an administrator in Windows, otherwise it won’t let you save it as the default theme.