When Dracula UI was first released, it was a paid product hosted on GitHub as a private repository and a private package.
I don't know about you, but I always struggle to find a good syntax highlighter library for showing code on a page.
I've always admired this concept of 'open startup' in which people gather all their private metrics and make them public.
Today, I'm excited to introduce you to Lucas. He has joined Dracula to help in our mission to create the best theme for developers in the world.
The fine folks from Microsoft invited me to talk about how to build your own VS Code theme.
These past few days have been difficult. I hope you and your family are safe!
I joined Twitter in March 2009 (yes, I'm that old), and it has been my favorite place to stay up to date with the tech community since then.

Dracula Shop Is Here!

There are 12 custom-designed items over there, such as t-shirts, stickers, hoodies, pins, pullovers, hats, and even baby clothing.
I got a LOT of responses about doing Dracula merch, so I started ordering some samples to learn more about how can I make the absolute best products.
I'm starting to play around with the idea of having Dracula merch! Now I need your help deciding which designs look better.

2021 Year in Review

Transparency is a major value for me, so I thought it would be a good idea to gather some interesting numbers about Dracula in 2021.
Two weeks ago, Dracula showed up on the front page of Hacker News. The thread had 227 comments, but one comment caught my attention.
For those of you who are into mechanical keyboards, today is the last day to get the Dracula GMK Keycaps v2.
Dracula PRO and Dracula UI are 40% off. I'm running this Black Friday deal as a way of saying thank you.
After two years of waiting, the GMK Dracula keycaps finally arrived. If you're into mechanical keyboards, you're going to love this.
For the next few weeks, I'll be out on paternity leave. This means that I'll be slow to respond to emails, Discord messages, and GitHub issues.

200 Themes!

When I started this project 8 years ago, I never thought it could become so big. I'm beyond grateful for this fantastic developer community.
After dozens of responses, it's clear that Discord is where the cool kids hang out nowadays, so here it is!
I've been thinking about creating a Dracula Community for a long time. But I want to make sure we pick the best platform, that's why I need your help.
I've been working on some really exciting new projects!
Last year I wrote an e-book called 14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers. I made this specifically for Dracula PRO.
I can't believe this is real... My book is now available in hardcover. Building this physical copy has been a really intense process.
The last two weeks have been really busy. I decided to create this page to show Dracula PRO's journey.
Today is a special day. Dracula PRO has hit 100K in sales, which is absolutely insane. When I started this thing I never thought this would happen.
We spend the entire day using code editors, terminal emulators, and other developer tools. Using a font that feels comfortable to your eyes can make a huge difference and improve your productivity.
2021 is here and its first month is almost over. Still, I decided to take a step back and look at all the data from 2020.
I'm super happy to announce Purchasing Parity Power on Dracula PRO! Why? Because not everyone earns in dollars.
Here it is... The moment we've all been waiting for - GitHub finally has a Dark Mode! You can enable it in your settings. I know, it's not a Dracula color palette, but it's better than nothing :P

It's Halloween!

I'm getting ready for a big announcement next week, but before we talk about that, I want to share a ton of new themes with you.
Halloween is almost here and this year I want to do something different... Introducing the 2020 Halloween Costume Contest!
I love dark mode and I've been experimenting with different setups lately. One of my favorite tools so far is Night Eye.

Dracula UI - Week 3

It's been almost two weeks since we last shared an update with you. We have missed you and your feedback.

Dracula UI - Week 1

Our team of 3 (Netto, Zeno, and Cookie) has been hard at work building what we believe will be the best dark-first collection of UI components and patterns.
Most templates are built using light colors and later on adapted to dark colors. The process of building a dark theme shouldn't be an afterthought - it should be a top priority. That's why I decided to invest time in this.
Do you know Swift, PHP, Ruby, Java, Typescript, Go, or C? I'm trying to standardize all the Dracula screenshots using the same code snippet structure.
On February 11th, Dracula PRO was being launched. Today, exactly six months later, more than 1,143 copies have been sold. What started as a simple side project, became something much bigger.
Last time we saw each other I was telling you all about this new book I wrote. The launch was amazing, it reached #1 Best-Seller on Amazon, and I couldn't be happier with the reception.
I'm getting ready for a big announcement next week, but before we talk about that, I want to share a ton of new themes with you.
Today is a special day. We have hit 100 themes on Dracula! When I started this little project, I never imagined the community would embrace it the way it did. Thank you so much for everyone involved in this.

Dracula PRO Wallpaper

Ohhh there is so much exciting news to share that I don't even know where to being. Let's get right to it...
It's been 7 weeks since the launch of Dracula PRO and I've been sharing some of the lessons learned. I'm not a big Reddit user, but I decided to publish there and it went semi-viral.
The Dracula site and logo were the same since 2013. I've always wanted to give it a refresh, but I was never able to prioritize it.
It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I have to admit I'm a little bit overwhelmed with all that's happening in the world but, hey, the show must go on.
I'm not a designer, but I'm always amazed by the kind of work these people do. Their ability to create entire screens out of a blank canvas is just incredible.
If you have been following me on Twitter, I'm sharing some lessons learned since the Dracula PRO launch. The response from the community has been insane!

Dracula PRO Is Here!

The wait is over... Dracula PRO is live! This is a very special moment for me. It's been almost 7 years since I launched Dracula, and I'm super excited about this next step.

A Quick Spoiler...

I have some exciting news to share! Dracula PRO will be launched in 3 days on February 11th. It's been quite a ride to get here. I've been studying colors like never before.
For the past few weeks, I've been working non-stop to make sure that Dracula, the open source project, is well organized and with fewer issues as possible. We even crossed the number of 90 themes, which is totally insane!
Before I start working like crazy on Dracula PRO, I decided to spend my entire weekend doing some housekeeping on the original Dracula project.
I thought it would be a good idea to gather the most popular Dracula themes from 2019, in case you missed, so here it is.

A new theme is coming

In 2013, I decided to create a theme. At that time there were hundreds of thousands of color schemes out there, but none of them were appealing to me. So I decided to create my own.

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