Gaia theme

Gaia is a low-to-medium contrast theme that delivers an earthly, neutral and relaxing feel. It comes in light and dark variants, while using a single 16-colour palette.

Packages or ports of it are available for the Atom text editor, Vim, the Vim Airline plugin, Jekyll websites using the Rouge gem, as well as the Xfce4, Terminator, iTerm2, urxvt, and Hyper terminal emulators.

Palette

Dark base

2d2e2f 3d3e3f 786c4d 94ae9f

Light base

ebeddf dbddcf 7b8d9d 5B6c4a

Accent values

a67336 a9880b 7c8e2d 6c9cba
bd9198 ad9f4d 5d9d7c 8a8db7

Base values from left to right: background, background highlight, secondary text, primary text.

Atom text editor packages

Gaia light available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install gaia-syntax

Gaia dark available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install gaia-dark-syntax

Vim and Vim Airline

All Prot16 themes (including Gaia) are available as plugins for Vim and Vim Airline. To install them, use your favourite plugin manager. With vim-plug:

Plug 'protesilaos/prot16-vim'
Plug 'protesilaos/prot16-vim-airline'

Then specify your choice in .vimrc. Use either the light or dark variant:

colorscheme gaia_light
let g:airline_theme='gaia_light'

" or use these instead
colorscheme gaia_dark
let g:airline_theme='gaia_dark'

Atom and Vim colour mapping

Primary

Secondary

Tertiary


Primary: Class names, variables, functions, etc.
Secondary: Measurement units, strings, support functions, etc.
Tertiary: Cursor, support classes, etc.

Terminal emulators

Based on my current tests with a variety of terminal emulators for Arch Linux, Debian 9, and Linux Mint 17.3 and 18.x, I have settled on the following colour mapping (which you have to implement manually if none of the options below suits your needs).

3d3e3f a67336 7c8e2d ad9f4d 6c9cba bd9198 5d9d7c dbddcf 2d2e2f a9880b 5B6c4a 786c4d 7b8d9d 8a8db7 94ae9f ebeddf

For Gaia, the following terminal emulators are supported thus far:

Jekyll blog with Rouge for highlighting

To use Gaia on your Rouge-enabled Jekyll site, go ahead and implement either the the light or the the dark variant.

This demo makes use of the Rouge gem to create the markup. It is a lightweight solution for highlighting code on the web. Bear in mind that it is not a perfect representation of the Atom packages or terminal ports.

// Random Mixin
@mixin tablet {
  @media screen and (min-width: #{$tablet}) {
    @content;
  }
}

// TODO Write something
.social-share {
  font-family: $fontui;

  @include radius(3%);

  div {
    a {
      color: $lbg;
      display: block;
      margin: ($sone / 2) 0;

      @include tablet {
        float: left;
        display: inline-block;
        margin: 0 $sone 0 0;
      }

      &[href*="example.com"] {
        background: #1DA1F3;
      }

      &:hover {
        opacity: .8;
      }
    }
  }
}

div + div:not(.some-class) {
  border-top: 2px solid #123456;
}

// Random Mixin
@mixin tablet {
  @media screen and (min-width: #{$tablet}) {
    @content;
  }
}

// TODO Write something
.social-share {
  font-family: $fontui;

  @include radius(3%);

  div {
    a {
      color: $lbg;
      display: block;
      margin: ($sone / 2) 0;

      @include tablet {
        float: left;
        display: inline-block;
        margin: 0 $sone 0 0;
      }

      &[href*="example.com"] {
        background: #1DA1F3;
      }

      &:hover {
        opacity: .8;
      }
    }
  }
}

div + div:not(.some-class) {
  border-top: 2px solid #123456;
}

#!/bin/bash
mkdir -p $HOME/.local/share/xfce4/terminal/colorschemes

for filename in $(ls $HOME/prot16-builder/db/schemes)
do
  name=$(echo $filename | cut -f 1 -d '.')

  prot16-builder -s ${name} -t xfce4-terminal -b light > $HOME/.local/path/${name}-light.theme
  tput setaf 9; echo "Preparing ${name} light for \n\/escape\/ XFCE4-Terminal"
done
#!/bin/bash
mkdir -p $HOME/.local/share/xfce4/terminal/colorschemes

for filename in $(ls $HOME/prot16-builder/db/schemes)
do
  name=$(echo $filename | cut -f 1 -d '.')

  prot16-builder -s ${name} -t xfce4-terminal -b light > $HOME/.local/path/${name}-light.theme
  tput setaf 9; echo "Preparing ${name} light for \n\/escape\/ XFCE4-Terminal"
done

Related git repositories

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