A nice-looking, customizable Sphinx theme
What is this?
This is a modified version of the default Sphinx theme with the following goals:
- Remove frivolous colors, especially hard-coded ones
- Improve readability by limiting width and using more whitespace
- Encourage visual customization through CSS, not themeconf
- Use semantic markup
v0.1 meets goals one and two. Goal three is partially complete; it’s simple to add your own CSS file without creating a whole new theme. Open a ticket if you’d like something changed.
sphinx-better-theme is compatible with Sphinx 0.6.4+ and Jinja 2.3.1+. Older versions may work but have not been tested.
Method 1: Adding to your source tree
This method is preferred due to the frequency with which sphinx-better-theme is improved.
Put the theme in your source tree. If you use git, you can add sphinx-better-theme’s repository as a submodule. Otherwise you can download the zip file and expand it somewhere predictable. Here’s an example using git:
> git submodule add \ https://github.com/irskep/sphinx-better-theme.git \ docs/sphinx-better-theme > git submodule update --init
Add the parent folder of the theme to your conf.py. If you use the folder structure in the block above, you’d do it like this:
html_theme_path = ['sphinx-better-theme']
(because the theme path is sphinx-better-theme/better.)
Set html_theme to 'better' in your conf.py.
Method 2: Installing to site-packages
If adding the theme to your source tree is impractical, if you need to share it among several repositories, or if you prefer a more serene frequency of updates, you can install it like a regular Python package.
Download the zip file and run the usual command:
> python setup.py install
Or install from PyPI:
> pip install sphinx-better-theme
To use the theme, set html_theme_path to contain better.better_theme_path, and set html_theme to 'better':
from better import better_theme_path html_theme_path = [better_theme_path] html_theme = 'better'
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