Solarized!

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 12:24 -- admin

Buenas noches a tod@s!

Yesterday I landed in a web site that promptly grabbed my attention:

http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized

I am not into design or anything resembling that (other than the whole lot of CSS editing that I do). But the contents in that site seemed interesting to me nonetheless. The colour scheme looked nice, and it seems to behave well enough under any circumstances. I have tried it, and it even behaves ok when applied to dark desktop themes, which is something I've never seen before. Anyone that likes dark desktop themes surely knows what I am talking about. All of them fail in some area or another. But solarized does just ok (as far as my experience goes) at every single point. Even the seamonkey URL bar ;)

This is something that my eyes are grateful for.

The best part is that, leaving aside the material in that web, there's also a lot of related stuff in the internet which applies that same scheme to a plethora of applications of many kinds. For example, from the kde control panel itself, you can download and install solarized colour schemes for kde applications. The best part about that is that if you are using oxygen, and the gtk oxygen port, the same color scheme will be applied to gtk applications as well, along with firefox, gtk, the wxwidgets based apps.

Searching a bit, I also found a solarized color scheme for URxvt (it can be applied to any terminal emulator, really).

I wasn't able to find a Gkrllm2 theme, though. So I did it myself, and here you are in case you are interested:

Solarized for Gkrellm2

It's based in a theme I made some years ago, offered here for your convenience as well:

i92-prime for Gkrellm2

Saludos!

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