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Ben Halpern for The DEV Team

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There's a new DEV theme in town for all you 10x hackers out there (plus one actually useful new feature)

I'm excited to announce a new DEV theme... "Ten X Hacker". It's the only theme you'll use if you are a ninja rockstar magician. It features the iconic green on black text which signifies elite programming skillz.

πŸ‘‰ You can change your interface config in /settings/misc.

This is one of three changes to user config. The second change is the ability to set monospace font for the main body of DEV posts. I felt like this was a necessary complement to the ten x theme. I personally use sans serif, but you do you.

The third change...

You can now set your navbar to "static" (as opposed to the default of fixed). A lot of folks prefer a navbar which does not stay put at the top of the window. The fixed navbar is great for quick navigation and access to the menu, but some find it distracting while reading. There is no right or wrong in this preference debate, so we are now offering both configurations.

Here is the PR, for your curiosity...

Add new font and theme config, plus new navbar config option #4462

What type of PR is this? (check all applicable)

  • [ ] Refactor
  • [x] Feature
  • [ ] Bug Fix
  • [ ] Documentation Update

Description

This PR adds a couple fun, but admittedly useless, config options.

Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 9 55 03 AM

It also adds one not-so-useless option: The ability to configure the navbar to be static instead of fixed. A lot of people have strongly held feelings about this and I think it's a nice thing to offer through configuration.

Future config options for the navbar could be an option where it slides up when you scroll down and down when you scroll up.

πŸ‘‰ You can change your interface config in /settings/misc.

Happy coding ❀️

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Arturs Timofejevs

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Nick Taylor

Be careful though...

Hacking too much time

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Peter Kim Frank

matrix scrolling green text

Excited to step up my "look cool in a coffee shop" laptop game.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

this is the reason i write code

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Stephanie Handsteiner • Edited on

Now you don't have to open hackertyper.net and type frantically in it to look cool in the coffeeshop!

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Dalmo Mendonça

F11

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Ben Halpern Author

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Alberto Garrido • Edited on

Nice, now a suggestion: add a random theme. On each reload we should get one different. Not completely useful but I'd use it πŸ˜‚

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Ben Halpern Author

Omg

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Khalyomede • Edited on

Ben this is going too far, shut down the internet right now πŸ˜‚

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Kevin Smith 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

staaahhhp

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Jess Lee

The new theme makes me really happy β€” not because of the theme, but because of the joy I like to think it brought you while you were coding it. Goofy smiles all the way.

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Ben Halpern Author

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Aadi Bajpai

you mean 1337 h@x0r πŸ˜›

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Tim Downey • Edited on

Thank you. It hurts my eyes, but that is a small price to pay to achieve 10x.

Also gonna feel hella cyberpunk using this theme on BART at night. πŸ˜‚

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Tim Downey

Just wanna mention I have been using this theme now full time and it's really grown on me! It's a lot of fun and my eyes have adapted. πŸ–₯

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

I like the monospace addition. As for theme, It sounds cool but when I switched t it, It was a bit too highcontrast for my taste, and images looked odd with it. therefore after few minutes, I switched back to night mode.

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Andreas

Same here!

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Davyd McColl • Edited on

Hey, so the 10x engineer theme is quite nice as an accessibility theme, considering that the contrast is high and the gradients are simple.

One request though: hyperlinks are not marked in any way. Could they perhaps be underlined, like a real hacker would? 😁

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Bastien JAUNY

I don't know any fo the languages used for this but I find it really neat to see the PR associated to the news! I know what I'm looking at, and even if I don't have the comprehension level of the contributor(s) I can understand the big picture.

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Naga Chaitanya Konada

Thanks sir for the latest theme addition, I really loved it, immediately switched to it.

But one thing I noticed is that the links are no longer looking different than the normal text. Is there some caching going on at my end, not sure. But just letting the forum know, is there a better way to report this.

Thanks...

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morgana

I'm a ten X hacker now...

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Lucas Arantes

Hey @ben , could you change the way links look so we know when there is a link in the middle of the text please?

can't tell the difference between links and text

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Amruta Ranade

Oh! I didn't know you could change dev.to interface settings! Coool!

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DeChamp

I iz hacker yo'z! beep bop boop!

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Zohar Peled

Personally, I like the night theme better, but the monospace font is absolutely better then the other choices, IMHO.

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Daiyrbek Artelov • Edited on

Dreams come true...

Dreams come true

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Fulton Browne

Yessssssssss thanks dev team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Andrew Bone

Aubergine will be here any day now I'm certain of it πŸ˜‰

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Habdul Hazeez

Aweeeeeeesome

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Glenn Carremans

Awesome! One thing I noticed is that monospace isn't applied to titles in posts (or titles in general).
But still I switched to the new theme and monospace, will try it out for a couple of days.

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ytjchan

Love the static navbar setting so that I can enjoy the extra screen space when reading on my phone πŸ‘€. Makes me wonder if a similar thing can be done with the reaction bar.

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Ben Sinclair

There are a bunch of themes for dev on userstyles.org, have you seen them?

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Palash Bauri πŸ‘»

He He! 😎
Matrix is calling πŸ†’

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Vicente Reyes

I love it!!

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Amanda Iaria

I love that you've all added comic sans as a font issue. (yes yes it's ugly but it helps with reading .... readability ...)

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Yash Dave

I am finding myself hacking away 10x better already. It actually works! 🀯😎

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Luigui Moreno

Now this website has the colors it deserves

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πŸ’Ύ bun9000

stop reading my mind!

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Ryan Rowse

The only thing more enjoyable then switching to this new theme is the fact I got to look at the PR to see how it done!

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Petros Stergioulas • Edited on

Well, I am gonna stick with my pink theme, but still, it is so COOL!

🌚 Life is too short to browse without dark mode