After several years of editing my HTML, PHP, JS, CSS (and every other type of) files with the fantastic Notepad++, I recently switched to (the even more fantastic) Sublime Text 2. I will be writing a detailed article on my reasons for the switch soon. In the meantime, this color scheme might help you take the jump too.
Although there are many things I love about Sublime Text 2, one thing I couldn't get cosy with was the built-in (syntax highlighting) color schemes. I missed the color scheme from Notepad++, so decided to rebuild the theme for Sublime Text 2.
The following images show the same file open in Notepad++ and Sublime Text 2 (with the Notepad++ theme). There are a few subtle differences as you can see, but I'd say it's pretty darn close and you'll barely notice the difference (at least for HTML, JS, CSS editing anyway).
The color scheme is based on this color scheme from jQuery 4u.
This was a good start (thanks Sam!), but had many color differences from the default Notepad++ scheme, which I've (hopefully) fixed!
Installation (for Windows Vista/7):
- Save the Notepad++ Color Scheme for Sublime Text 2 (.tmTheme file) to the following folder:
C:Users[your username]AppDataRoamingSublime Text 2PackagesColor Scheme - Default
- In Sublime, choose from the menu Preferences > Color Scheme > Notepad++
- To seal the deal, go to Preferences > Settings - User.
- Add the following lines before the last bracket in the file and save:
"font_face": "Courier New", "highlight_line": true, "line_padding_bottom": 1, "line_padding_top": 1
Shout up if you find any glaring problems with the color scheme that you want me to fix.