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Base16 Update

This repository is deprecated as Base16 is changing the way it is built and maintained.

  • More distributed, no longer has "one repository to rule them all!".
  • Better structured for community involvement.
  • No longer tied to Ruby and has no official builder only implementations of builders that follow the (currently draft) spec found at at
  • Scheme designers are no longer foced to have light and dark themes. You can now make a dark only or light only theme.
  • Separated scheme files that now live in their creators repository.
  • Separated template files that now live in their creators repository.
  • Git used to pull in schemes/templates and keep them up-to-date.
  • to be repurposed to house discussion about base16 design away from code and syntax descriptions.
  • Actually maintained!


I made a mistake, this repository should only have containted the builder code, not the schemes nor the templates. Doing makes it very hard for others to implement a base16 builder in other languages. Furthermore, scheme and template creators should keep control of their work with their repositories becoming the official repositories issues and pull requests related to their work.

How can I help?

If you have created a scheme or a template please become the owner of your work 😄 For scheme authors this means creating a repository for each of your schemes (see: as an example). For template authors this means creating a repository containing your template file converted to the new mustache format (see: as an example).

If you're skilled in any language and fancy maintaining a builder, see the spec at and take a look at an example PHP implementation

How can I build this new stuff?

Please see for a PHP based implementation of a base16 builder.


Any questions can be raised as issues on

Base16 Builder

Easily build color variations of Base16 with YAML scheme definitions and ERB templates. See the Base16 repository for more information. Requires Ruby 1.9 or greater.


> ./base16

Build all schemes

> ./base16 -s schemes/default.yml

Build only the "default" theme

> ./base16

Build a scheme stored on some webspace.


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