What’s That Syntax Highlighting Scheme?

January 7, 2013 • Damien White

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Back in my last post, I mentioned switching to highlight.js. Today, I wanted to talk to you about the theme I used to highlight the examples (most) on the Visoft, Inc. Blog. I’m a huge fan of Ryan Bates’ RailsCasts. They are an incredible resource for learning and continuing to learn about Rails and various gems and techniques.

Ryan just released episode #400 (What’s New in Rails 4) of RailsCasts! Congratulations Ryan!

If you’ve watched some of his videos, you’ve most likely seen his TextMate syntax highlighting scheme. I have used it for just about everything from vim to Sublime Text 2 to Visual Studio. It only seemed to make sense for me to build a highlight.js version of the theme.

I’m happy to say that my new theme has been merged into the main branch of highlight.js. You should be seeing it in a release soon. Can’t wait? You can pull the current file from GitHub. I would love to hear your feedback on the theme. I expect there to be tweaks along the line, so I would encourage you to fork the highlight.js project and modify the theme if you see something that isn’t right.

Posted in css, javascript, ruby, ruby on rails, website and tagged with highlight.js

Damien White

I am a software architect with over 16 years of experience. I simply love coding! I have a driving passion for computers and software development, and a thirst for knowledge that just cannot be quenched. I'm happy to share what I know in my quest to learn as much as possible. I focus most of my time on web development using Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, and ASP.NET MVC.

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