I work for a marketing company that has a lot of back-end php developers and lets face it, these guys & girls are serious. Thats all they do, code all day. Me being a web designer, I only focus on front-end coding like css / html but also work in Photoshop, so I’m not always coding. But as I walk around the office they all had some pretty sweet looking code with neon colors and what not. I was like a kid in a candy store, I needed it!
I got back to my desk and started Googling, and let me tell you, it was tough finding an easy solution. I knew that I could go into my preferences and change each specific type of code color myself, but I knew that would take forever and I needed it right then. Eventually, I came across a site that provided an XML file that I could replace in my default Dreamweaver files, restart and it was good to go. Luckily it was the color scheme I wanted. I’ll share the file with you guys as well as the steps to install it. Enjoy!
The following steps are for installing on a Mac although I would assume the installation on a PC would be similar. Please be sure to backup your old file, we are not responsible for anything that happens to your application.
- Quit Dreamweaver and download the file here.
- Navigate to Application Support > Dreamweaver CS4 > en_US > Configuration > CodeColoring
- Inisde of this file is a Colors.xml file, rename this to Colors-old.xml so you have a backup
- Paste the downloaded Colors.xml into this folder
- Open Dreamweaver and go to Preferences > Code Coloring and set your background to #242424
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