Finally I found some time to put together a quick and non-exhaustive - overview of my community theme for Obsidian. This code project, which I want to present you a few minutes, has got quite a lot of my attention and care, especially features related to typography.
I present you Dune, a theme that supports both desktop and mobile devices and should help you to make better notes, even on tiny interfaces, like phones. Let’s discover Dune!
Since Dune’s first public release, user feedback allowed me to improve aspects I didn’t consider that important, until I fleshed them out - in fact, Dune was developed for the public and pkm community
And thanks to good feedback, Dune reached a new maturity, much to my enjoyment!
Dune does not play excessively with color effects or color combinations, but focuses more on a smooth, calm and also customizable appearance, a visual minimalism paired with powerful new tools under the hood, always available at your fingertips.
If you want to change colors on the fly you can do so switching quickly to an alternative color scheme or get creative and re-imagine Dune’s color look with your own color taste.
You can customize colors and features comfortably from Dune’s preferences
Note. To change Dune’s preferences, you will need to install mgMeyer’s Style Setting plugin
Some of Dune’s main features include:
- Obsidian’s core plugin Slide’ looks more minimal now. Navigate back and forth with arrows on your keyboard, close your slides with a popup close button
- display more text on-screen with smaller fonts for your slides, you’ll find a new option under Dune’s preferences
- since Dune’s slideshow uses more space on-screen, touch the bottom or top margins to navigate / swipe from one slide to the next (mobile) - to highlight your available touch area, open Dune’s preferences and toggle on “visible touch area”
- export as pdf converts dark-themed notes and this includes all my features, to a printer-friendly output
- Movie tables
- Recipes tables (a functional yet pleasing layout for recipes - compose your own with Dune’s features)
- Contact tables (simple, customizable contact sheet)
- add true banners on top or bottom and change pictures’ height plus their vertical placement, if images internal alignment looks truncated / cut
- book pictures: place pictures on the Right/Left of your page, with the option to add a frame plus description text blocks
- change the size of embedded videos
- better readability of mermaid diagrams for both dark and light theme
- adjust zoom factor of small or big mermaid diagrams
- simple yet powerful multicolor highlights, bold and italic text
- smart text tags to modify words, sentences and text blocks
- simple color variations to manipulate callouts, tables, fenced notes (differentiate notes)
- smart list markers (use checkbox lists instead of hyphen lists - in Dune they look the same but Dune makes lists actionable!)
- add a true profile picture / avatar to your vault
- add pretty or simple page/chapter breaks (to add some design and relax your page layout, add a page break in your pdfs)
- bigger popover previews
- text typsetting - text alignment R (right), A (axial), B (block)
- you can hide or obscure almost every button and icon in Obsidian’s User Interface to better focus on your work
If Dune sparked your interest, feel free to check out my ReadMe or go ahead and install my theme right away from Obsidian’s theme repo.
For any questions, let me know your ideas and suggestions - or in this thread or on my github repo!