My first Vim Theme

We all love different code editors, don’t we? Well, my all time favorite is Vim, hands down. I’ve used it for quite a while, and I always thought I could do magic with it. And then came along Practical Vim, that taught me how to really do magic with Vim. That has been followed by VimGolf, that helps me keep sharpening the saw and at the same time have some fun. And to be a bit smug, I am not too bad at it. Of course, there is still a lot to learn and practice. Like a musician, over and over and over again until I can play the ‘chords’ and ‘melodies’ in my sleep.

All these things notwithstanding, I’ve always been an aesthete. Things have to look pretty and neat. To this end, I thought it would be a good idea to get into the world of theming, and see if I can whip together a simple theme for Vim. The idea spawned from me having stumbled upon Adobe Kuler, which helps set up color schemes for Web sites and such. Lo and behold, before I knew it I was messing around with a theme that I liked (which I modified from all-blue to blue-green-red), and mucking around a .vim color file, putting together color values for different components, all complete with some finer points such as underline, bold and italics.

What came out of this 30-minute adventure, I present to you here. Some screenshots are attached to the repository. Take my word for it, making your own theme is not that hard. Hope you have fun.


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