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An xpm/npm package with the Doxygen Awesome CSS custom theme

This project provides a convenient way to integrate the Doxygen Awesome CSS custom theme into the xpm/npm ecosystem, by allowing to install it as a package dependency.

The open-source project is hosted on GitHub as xpack-3rd-party/doxygen-awesome-css-xpack.


This project is available from the npmjs.com registry as the package @xpack-3rd-party/doxygen-awesome-css, and the easiest way to add it to a project is via xpm or npm; it can also be used as any Git project, but for this better use the upstream project.


A recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application.

It is recommended to update to the latest version with:

npm install --global xpm@latest

For details please follow the instructions in the xPack install page.


To install this project as a dependency in xPack projects, use xpm:

cd my-project
xpm init # Unless a package.json is already present

xpm install @xpack-3rd-party/doxygen-awesome-css@latest

ls -l xpacks/xpack-3rd-party-doxygen-awesome-css


To install the project as a dependency in npm projects:

cd my-project
npm init # Unless a package.json is already present

npm install @xpack-3rd-party/doxygen-awesome-css@latest --save-dev

ls -l node_module/@xpack-3rd-party/doxygen-awesome-css


In addition to the original main branch, there are two xPack specific branches:

  • xpack, with the latest stable version (default)
  • xpack-develop, with the current development version

All development is done in the xpack-develop branch, and contributions via Pull Requests should be directed to this branch.

When new releases are published, the xpack-develop branch is merged into xpack.

When there are new upstream releases:

  • upstream main is merged into the local main
  • the local main is merged into xpack-develop
  • the project is tested
  • xpack-develop is merged into xpack

The original README follows.

Doxygen Awesome

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Screenshot of Doxygen Awesome CSS

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


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 But IMHO it looks a bit outdated.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.


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


Some websites using this theme:


To use the theme in your documentation, copy the required CSS and JS files from this repository into your project or add the repository as submodule and check out the latest release:

git submodule add https://github.com/jothepro/doxygen-awesome-css.git
cd doxygen-awesome-css
git checkout v2.2.0

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.

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.

Choosing a layout

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

Available theme variants

  • 1️⃣ 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
    HTML_EXTRA_STYLESHEET  = doxygen-awesome-css/doxygen-awesome.css
    HTML_COLORSTYLE        = LIGHT # required with Doxygen >= 1.9.5
  • 2️⃣ 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 \
    HTML_COLORSTYLE        = LIGHT # required with Doxygen >= 1.9.5


  • 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 110, Chrome 109 for Android, Chrome 110 for iOS
  • Safari 16, Safari for iOS 16
  • Firefox 110, Firefox 110 for Android, Firefox 109 for iOS
  • Edge 110

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


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

Special thanks to all the contributors:

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