Hi, people. This is my first post on Dev.to and I'm very happy for it. I've been postponing this task for a long time, perhaps because of perfectionism or shyness (or both). 😅
In the last four years, I've fallen in love with using and creating dark themes for the apps I use with the help of the Stylus Chrome extension, and now I want to share and spread the word. Come to the dark side! 😎
In this saga, I realized that it was complicated to develop themes for websites by editing straight into the extension interface. It didn't have the same shortcuts that I was used to in VS Code, among other limitations. At that time I used the Stylebot extension instead of Stylus.
So I started looking for a way to edit the styles locally and inject the changes into the site somehow, like BrowserSync for example. BrowserSync was my first attempt, but I couldn't go very far, I ran into many difficulties, such as running a server to just serve a CSS file and inject it into the browser.
After a long time, I found this wonderful boilerplate from Randy W. Sims (if you are reading this, thank you very much!!!). I was very happy, very grateful, and started developing my own themes. And after some time, I've made modifications on the boilerplate to achieve my needs, like code in Stylus lang and run tasks with Make. This has always served as a therapy, made me happy, and benefited my eyesight and concentration.
You can check my themes on my Github with the suffix
-userstyles. These dark themes are in constant development. Others not so much...
Note: For this theme to work, you need to change Gmail theme to the dark theme.
Note: Todoist has its native dark theme. My theme only improve some things.
I hope it is useful for those who like dark themes. Glad to be able to contribute in some way to the open source community.