Doxygen Awesome  v2.3.1
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Doxygen Awesome

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Doxygen Awesome is a custom CSS theme for Doxygen HTML documentation with lots of customization parameters.

Motivation

I really like how the Doxygen HTML documentation is structured! But IMHO it looks a bit outdated.

This theme is an attempt to update the visuals of Doxygen without changing its overall layout too much.

Features

  • 🌈 Clean, modern design
  • 🚀 Heavily customizable by adjusting CSS variables
  • 🧩 No changes to the HTML structure of Doxygen are required
  • 📱 Improved mobile usability
  • 🌘 Dark mode support!
  • 🥇 Works best with doxygen 1.9.1 - 1.9.4 and 1.9.6 - 1.9.8

Examples

Some websites using this theme:

Installation

To use the theme when generating your documentation, bring the required CSS and JS files from this repository into your project.

This can be done in several ways:

  • manually copying the files
  • adding the project as a Git submodule
  • adding the project as a npm/xpm dependency
  • installing the theme system-wide

All theme files are located in the root of this repository and start with the prefix doxygen-awesome-. You may not need all of them. Follow the install instructions to figure out what files are required for your setup.

Git submodule

For projects that use git, add the repository as a submodule and check out the desired release:

git submodule add https://github.com/jothepro/doxygen-awesome-css.git
cd doxygen-awesome-css
git checkout v2.3.1

npm/xpm dependency

In the npm ecosystem, this project can be added as a development dependency to your project:

cd your-project
npm install https://github.com/jothepro/doxygen-awesome-css#v2.3.1 --save-dev
ls -l node_module/@jothepro/doxygen-awesome-css

Similarly, in the xPack ecosystem, this project can be added as a development dependency to an xpm managed project.

System-wide

You can even install the theme system-wide by running make install. The files will be installed to /usr/local/share/ by default, but you can customize the install location with make PREFIX=/my/custom/path install.

Choosing a layout

There are two layout options. Choose one of them and configure Doxygen accordingly:

  • Base Theme

    Comes with the typical Doxygen titlebar. Optionally the treeview in the sidebar can be enabled.

    Required files: doxygen-awesome.css

    Required Doxyfile configuration:

    GENERATE_TREEVIEW = YES # optional. Also works without treeview
    DISABLE_INDEX = NO
    FULL_SIDEBAR = NO
    HTML_EXTRA_STYLESHEET = doxygen-awesome-css/doxygen-awesome.css
    HTML_COLORSTYLE = LIGHT # required with Doxygen >= 1.9.5
  • Sidebar-Only Theme

    Hides the top titlebar to give more space to the content. The treeview must be enabled in order for this theme to work.

    Required files: doxygen-awesome.css, doxygen-awesome-sidebar-only.css

    Required Doxyfile configuration:

    GENERATE_TREEVIEW = YES # required!
    DISABLE_INDEX = NO
    FULL_SIDEBAR = NO
    HTML_EXTRA_STYLESHEET = doxygen-awesome-css/doxygen-awesome.css \
    doxygen-awesome-css/doxygen-awesome-sidebar-only.css
    HTML_COLORSTYLE = LIGHT # required with Doxygen >= 1.9.5


Warning
  • This theme is not compatible with the FULL_SIDEBAR = YES option provided by Doxygen!
  • HTML_COLORSTYLE must be set to LIGHT since Doxygen 1.9.5!

Further installation instructions

Browser support

Tested with

  • Chrome 119, Chrome 119 for Android, Chrome 119 for iOS
  • Safari 17, Safari for iOS 16
  • Firefox 118, Firefox 120 for Android, Firefox 119 for iOS
  • Edge 119

The theme does not strive to be backward compatible with (significantly) older browser versions.

Credits

Thanks for all the bug reports and inspiring feedback on GitHub!

Special thanks to all the contributors:

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