Need a super light weight syntax highlighter for jQuery? This is it, jQuery Litelighter. It’s extremely small, and very easy to use and extend. It has a fully functional api. It comes with two themes built in, and 4 languages: Javascript, Html, CSS, and Generic C-like syntax for C, C++, PHP, Java, etc. A ColdFusion syntax is also provided in the documentation as an example.

jQuery Litelighter Light Theme

The dark theme is very similar font colors, just a darker background.

jQuery Litelighter Dark Theme

You will notice it isn’t a super detailed highlighter, that is the objective. Check it out. fork it on Github. Head over to the Documentation. Get your hands dirty!