Dev Blogging 101 - Generating a Code Snippet with Carbon

One of the first steps to reaching a wider audience as a developer blog is providing interesting, visual content. Carbon.now.sh (opens new window) does a great job at it.

Portrait of Cody Bontecou Cody Bontecou  · Jul 06 2020 ·  minute read

Carbon is a simple, single-page application built to provide you with an online IDE with the sole purpose of generating code snippets.

Video walk-through of Carbon.now.sh

# Controls

It gives you a surprising amount of control over the look and feel of your code snippet, providing the following features:

  1. The use of popular IDE themes such as VSCode, Dracula Pro, and Night Owl
  2. Syntax highlighting based on specified programming language
  3. Custom background color with convenient to use the color picker
  4. CSS controls: padding, drop shadow, width, font, font size, line height
  5. The ability to watermark your generated image
  6. Window control to replicate the look and feel of writing in a real IDE
  7. The line number and hidden character control
Screenshot of the controls Carbon offers to adjust IDE window settings
Screenshot of the controls Carbon offers to adjust IDE window settings

Hope this helps you along your Developer Blogging journey. I've found it to be a very fun tool and I plan on using it for all of my code snippets.

Last Updated: 8/24/2021, 4:14:50 PM