By josh / April 30, 2014

Three gorgeous, flat Sublime Text themes (I think you’ll love these)

I remember my very first impression of Sublime Text, and it wasn’t a positive one.

I’d been hearing a lot about how fast and beautiful it was, so I finally broke down and installed the trial.

But when I first launched it, “beautiful” wasn’t the first thing that jumped to mind.

It’s all a matter of taste, of course, but the heavy shadows and gradients didn’t work for me. At the time, I didn’t realize that Sublime was completely reskinnable with themes and skins. Once I realized that, well, objection withdrawn!

I’ve been a fan of flat, streamlined UIs long before Apple “invented” that look with iOS 7, and there are several great themes available for Sublime that are just amazing.

The first one is Flatland. As far as I know this was the first flat theme for Sublime–it’s the first I stumbled across, at any rate:

https://github.com/thinkpixellab/flatland

Spacegray bills itself as a “hyperminimal” theme–it bears a strong resemblance to Flatland, but strips out a lot of the colors:

http://kkga.github.io/spacegray/

The newest theme, Afterglow, just might be my favorite. It combines the simplicity of Spacegray with the light touches of color that I enjoyed from Flatland. I think this might be my new theme of choice:

https://github.com/YabataDesign/afterglow-theme

Have a great day!

Josh

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Shea Bunge - April 30, 2014

Nice post. I’ve been using Spacegray for a while, but I am liking Afterglow, especially with its various configuration options, such as sidebar font size and padding.

Also, your link to the Flatlands theme actually leads to the Spacegray page.

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