Alternative Syntax Highlighting for Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Aptana Studio & Notepad++

by Reazal Aug 10, 2008 2 comments Bookmark

When I'm coding, I prefer light text on dark background. White page will burn my eyes faster. So if you are in the same boat as me, this post might make your day!

Warning: Backup your style first (if any)!
Tips: Please click each screenshots to get the full view.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Operating System: Windows XP | Font used: Consolas*.


How to use?
Replace the Colors.xml in C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9\Configuration\CodeColoring with the file you download.

Aptana Studio

Operating System: Ubuntu Linux | Font used: Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.


How to use?
In Aptana menu, go to Window --> Preferences. Then you get a window with lots of options in the left. Choose Aptana --> Editors --> CSS or HTML or JavaScript --> Colors.

Then you just use the import function on your right. Just make sure you import the right .col file to the right Colors section.


Operating system: Windows XP | Font used: Consolas.


How to use?
Replace the stylers.xml in C:\Program Files\Notepad++ with the file you download.

* When I use Dreamweaver in Linux, the best programming font for me is Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.


Anonymous @ August 10, 2008 7:46 PM #

Thank you very much :)

link for Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, if someone want it in Windows:

Dan @ December 05, 2008 6:55 AM #

Unfortunately this doesn't seem to work with any pages containing PHP and/or the .php prefix? My .css pages look great with the desired affect but .php pages are unreadable...

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