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I built a thing - Bimbo Theme for Visual Studio Code

I changed the name of this theme to Gatito Theme. It is still in active development and you can download it from here: Gatito Theme on Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

After a long romance with Sublime Text and the ultra-hackable Boxy Theme I switched to Visual Studio Code by Microsoft. I love it! Functionality-wise there is nothing missing. Visually — yyyhhh. Fortunately some time ago VS Code got a set of features that allows us to customize almost every single aspect of the user interface. It opened tons of opportunities for theme developers to create beautiful looking colour schemes.

But I still love the Ocean Boxy theme on my Sublime Text more than anything else. I couldn’t find anything similar in the Marketplace so I decided to build one.

Hello Bimbo #

Bimbo is a modern and minimalistic looking theme with a syntax scheme heavily inspired by the Oceanic Next Color Scheme for Sublime Text. Every single UI element has been restyled using the recently added options applicable to the workbench.colorCustomizations object.

You can download it today from the official Microsoft Marketplace — totally for free! From a developer for developers! Feedback much appreciated. Thanks Mark for creating a cool icon for me. Enjoy and have a fantastic day.

Bimbo Theme - main view

Bimbo Theme - colors palette

Bimbo Theme - logo (thanks Mark Taylor)

Bimbo Theme - layout variations

UPDATE!

O wow! I really considered great contrast building this theme but I didn’t realize that I built something that can be actually really helpful. Accessibility win!

I have terrible vision and high contrast themes make my life so much easier. Problem is, many of the high contrast themes are blindingly bright. Your theme is muted just enough to not be hard on the eyes, but bright enough to not have to strain.

Awesome theme and being red/green colour blind and have warnings with yellow squiggles is sooooo much better. Thanks for making my life easier!

UPDATE!

Adrian Pacała ported a Bimbo Theme from Visual Studio Code to hyper. Download it today from here. Thanks a lot!

Bimbo Theme - layout variations

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    Michael Spencer MacKendrick

    I like this a lot. Nice presentation on this page, too.

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      Thanks a ton. Means a lot.

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    Sir_Brizz

    Hey, nice. Only minor things I miss from Sublime, this being one.

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      Glad that I helped. This one is for you. I like that you like it. If you can spread message around by clicking the share buy it would be amazing! Have a great day.

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    Dan Martin

    Never was a Sublime user, but I really like this theme on VSC. Thanks for the hard work.

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      It is my pleasure if you like it. If you don't mind it click this share button please. Have an amazing day ❤️

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    Mio Bambino

    FYI Bimbo is actually a racial slur in German.

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      Martin Spierings

      Racial? I'm from the Netherlands and its more like stupid blonde. Its just something people might get offended by but its hardly racial.

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        Robert Komaromi

        It means pretty much the same thing in english; "an attractive but empty-headed young woman, especially one perceived as a willing sex object."

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          Martin Spierings

          But still race has nothing to do with it. Discrimination is even a far stretch on this one. Its also pretty clear that this is not referencing that, so we can all ignore what it could mean in certain languages.

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            Robert Komaromi

            I don't think anyone is getting offended by the name of this theme. But it's difficult to ignore the meaning of a word, and "Bimbo Theme for Visual Studio Code" is just going to sound a little funny.

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      I wasn't aware of it. Someone mentioned it on Reddit. Were you aware that Bimbo is a Hungarian nipple? I wasn't :)

      FYI - your name is a name of my favourite polish ice cream.

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        Mio Bambino

        I don't care much about it, but before you get hit by random German emails.

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    Назар Циганюк

    Please tell me what font is used on the screenshot?

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      This is Operator Mono my friend. Amazing font.

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    Edwin Ramirez

    Loving this theme, thanks!
    One question: how much did this take for you from start to finish? I want to port an Atom theme to VSC but I'm short on time and don't want to sink in too much time.

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      Hi. I'm very happy that you like my theme :)

      The whole process is fairly easy. The VSCode documentation for theaming and languages syntax is fantastic. Yo generator helps you to build a testable boilerplate and that you just needs to play around with the colour values.

      https://code.visualstudio.c...

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    Mark Bloomfield

    Nothing like a fresh theme to liven up your coding environment :) Thanks for your work on this @pawelgrzybek:disqus

    Quick comment/question: My only small 'issue' with it, is that comments aren't as well differentiated. With everything being in soft pastel colors (which is lovely), the comments are too similar a hue. Granted it might be because I'm somewhat colorblind, so it might be a personal preference.

    Is it possible you could confirm the line where I can edit the color prefs for comments to make an adjustment for my own personal preference?

    Thanks :)

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      Mark Bloomfield

      Oh one other thing - Just noticed that in SCSS, key:value pairs are the same color which is a bit odd :/

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      • Pawel Grzybek
        Pawel Grzybek

        Yeah, another thing to reconsider.

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      Hi @yellowllama:disqus

      You are not the only person who is reporting comments colours. I will low the hue down and release an tiny update at some point with this change and few other minor tweaks reported by superb community. Thanks for your amazing feedback!

      Have a great day.

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    Kevin Perrine

    An iTerm version.

    https://gist.github.com/kev...

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      Kevin Perrine

      https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

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    Hao Tran

    Really nice theme but I can't find Bimbo on VSCode marketplace now. :((((((

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      Hi.

      Don't you worry. It is still in active development but the name changed to Gatito Theme.

      https://marketplace.visuals...

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        Hao Tran

        Thank you so much for this theme. I can't find another theme better than this one <3

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