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gatsby-remark-highlight-code

Adds stylish cards and syntax highlighting to code blocks in markdown files of your Gatsby website.

The Web Component behind this feature was created for the web editor for presentations DeckDeckGo.

It is implemented with Stencil and use Prism.js under the hood.

The inspiration for the design of the “Macish” cards comes from the amazing carbon, a tool to create and share beautiful images of your source code, and for the “Ubuntu-ish” from the article of Cody Pearce.

Designs

1. Carbon

Syntax highlighting code block as Carbon card

Multiple theming options.

Syntax highlighting code block as Carbon card

2. Ubuntu

Syntax highlighting code block as Ubuntu card

3. None

No predefined cards but stylable with multiple CSS variables.

Syntax highlighting code block

Table of contents

Install

npm install --save gatsby-transformer-remark gatsby-remark-highlight-code @deckdeckgo/highlight-code

How to use

In order to use this plugin, it should be first configured and then loaded at runtime.

Configure

// In your gatsby-config.js
plugins: [
  {
    resolve: `gatsby-transformer-remark`,
    options: {
      plugins: [
        {
          resolve: `gatsby-remark-highlight-code`
        },
      ],
    },
  },
]

Load the component

Load the @deckdeckgo/highlight-code once in one of your pages or components.

For example add the following in the main file of your website, in your index.js, or in your layout.js, in the template of your blog or simply load it where you need it.

import { defineCustomElements as deckDeckGoHighlightElement } from '@deckdeckgo/highlight-code/dist/loader';
deckDeckGoHighlightElement();

Plugin Options

property type default
terminal carbon, ubuntu or none carbon
theme 3024-night , a11y-dark , blackboard , base16-dark , base16-light , cobalt , dracula , duotone , hopscotch , lucario , material , monokai , night-owl , nord , oceanic-next , one-light , one-dark , panda , paraiso , seti , shades-of-purple , solarized-dark , solarized-light , synthwave , twilight , verminal , vscode , yeti , zenburn dracula
editable boolean false
lineNumbers boolean false

Language

This plugin supports all languages supported by Prism.js. Nothing particular needs to be specified because the component @deckdeckgo/highlight-code will load them automatically at runtime.

Styling

Code blocks are displayed in stylish cards but the behavior could be customized.

Terminal

Per default, code blocks are going to be displayed in carbon (“Macish like”) container.

It is also possible to use ubuntu (an Ubuntu-like container) or none (no window container).

Such settings can be provided in the configuration of the plugin.

// In your gatsby-config.js
plugins: [
  {
    resolve: `gatsby-transformer-remark`,
    options: {
      plugins: [
        {
          resolve: `gatsby-remark-highlight-code`,
          options: {
            terminal: 'ubuntu'
          }
        },
      ],
    },
  },
]

Theme

The terminal carbon can be themed with a wide range of predefined themes.

These can be tried out in the @deckdeckgo/highlight-code documentation and applied as following:

// In your gatsby-config.js
plugins: [
  {
    resolve: `gatsby-transformer-remark`,
    options: {
      plugins: [
        {
          resolve: `gatsby-remark-highlight-code`,
          options: {
            terminal: 'carbon',
            theme: 'blackboard'
          }
        },
      ],
    },
  },
]

Variables

See the @deckdeckgo/highlight-code documentation for the list of CSS4 styling variables.

Showcase

I (David here) use this plugin in the blog of my personal website daviddalbusco.com.

License

MIT © David Dal Busco and Nicolas Mattia

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