There are hundreds of Google Chrome Themes available in the Chrome Web Store gallery. But still, many of us like more choice and more control. We need a custom theme built to our taste and choice. But, how do we create our own theme? and how do we do it easily?
I am going to show you the easiest way to get this done. An online theme creator.
This Chrome Theme Creator is available as an App in the Chrome Web Store. Go ahead and install this first to start.
After you fire up this Chrome App, things are pretty much self explanatory. But still, lets take a look at the whole process. Here is the first page you will be presented with. Click to zoom in
One attractive feature of this online theme creator is the Live Preview. You get to see how your theme will look like every time you make a change. You can easily change colors of any piece of the theme. The names of these different areas are listed on the left hand side. A small box tells you where that color change will show up, making it easier to make your choices. Here is a preview
Once you are done with colors, lets get to putting some colorful images up there. Fixing colors of images first, will be your choice. If the main attraction of your theme is the image that you are going to use, it’s better to start with images section.
Here also you get those helpful annotations each time you mouse over these options. It will also highlight that part of the theme in red color to make things easier. Select an images from your computer and the tool will upload it and apply to your theme.
The “Start” Tab Let’s Name The Theme
“Start” is where put in a name for your theme and a short description. This will be used when the theme is uploaded to the official gallery. Put in a good name and description to make it easier for others to find your theme.
Final Step – Your Results
You have three options at your last step. You can either directly apply the theme and start using it. Or, you can download the .crx file or .zip file for uploading to Chrome Web Store.
That was easy….. right? I am sure you guys have awesome themes in mind. I hope to see a lot of them here in the comments section. Please share themes you create with this tool.
Editing An Existing Theme – Yes That’s Possible Too
Before you go, I have one more feature of this awesome tool to share. It can edit any existing theme if you have the file to upload. Its under the “Start”. Enjoy!