Category Archives: Google

Monokai For Google Chrome – Inspect Element

monokai-chrome-developer-tools

I found an interesting repository that web developers might find useful. Monokai for the Chrome Developer Tools! Honestly, this makes the Inspect Element UI more readable for me. I often find myself staring at the source code for hours until my eyes bleed. Now if only I could remember how to style view-source…

Link to the repository:

Codecademy Google Chrome Web Store Shortcut

codecademy-chrome-store-shortcut

I am attempting to make it a habit to use Codecademy everyday for brain food. I’d like to work through all the lessons and complete Codecademy’s Code Year Track – I want it front and center everytime I open Google Chrome. I decided to quickly make a Chrome Web Store Shortcut for convenience. If you’d like to use it too, feel free to download it.

How do you add this to Google Chrome? Simple, extract the contents of the .zip file to a nice location (I used Dropbox so I can put it on my other computers). Then go to the Menus icon in the top right corner -> Tools -> Extensions. You will see a button at the top “Load unpacked extensions…” – click that and navigate to the extracted folder and hit Ok. Open a new tab and try it out.

You can use this base template to use it for any other web applications, but remember they are only localized to your computer. If you have a desktop, laptop, and a workstation, you’ll have to manually add it on each computer. Included is a .psd file if you’d like to make your own Chrome Web Store icons! :3

Bonus DLC: Here is a link to the Facebook one I designed. This one looks a lot better than the crappy one currently available in the Chrome Web Store.

Dark Wood Themes for Google Chrome

I came across a random theme called MonoChrome by Berlinski the other day. Within 24 hours I change the theme to look at other ones and completely forgot what the theme was called.

After about 20 minutes of digging through the theme directory, I had given up hope and went with a colored wood theme (yuck). I eventually got frustrated and started trying to rack my brain for the right Google keywords. Eventually I recalled “Berlinski” as the theme creator and found these results.

Download Monochrome Google Chrome Theme

Other Alternatives I’ve found.

Pine.Chrome
Pine.Chrome2

Hope you enjoy these!