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introuble 10-28-2006 03:40 PM

Good idea/bad idea: interface colors
Think of your Window Manager Theme/Desktop Environment/Console [console, as in "no X", not an X terminal]. Do you think it's better to have a light color on a dark background or vice versa? Do you think something like: "black[bold] text on green[#00ff00] background] is a good idea?

FreeDoughnut 10-28-2006 05:30 PM

Dark on light is easier when it's light and light on dark is better in the dark. I like the look of green on black for a console, though. It's very sci-fi :) . But for X I use dark on light, seeing as that's the standard for web pages and most apps. I'm too lazy to edit themes.

Furlinastis 10-29-2006 01:31 AM

I think light on dark is alot easier to read, but light on dark looks a lot cooler. I usually try for light on dark but alot of times it screws things up depending on the theme it may not work with an app that expects the font to be a particular color.

aldimeneira 10-29-2006 09:35 PM

The most comfortable sets of colors for typography is:

black text
white background

Proportional types are easier to read (no Courier, no monospace). I don't know if that's the right terms... the point is that it's better that each letter/symbol has only the space it needs instead of the same width space for all letters.

I personaly prefer sans-serif proportional green text over black bg.

Furlinastis 10-30-2006 12:48 PM

Hm, I've always found monospace a lot easier to read.

alred 10-30-2006 02:33 PM

>> "Hm, I've always found monospace a lot easier to read."

its suppose to be a genuinely honest mindset issue ... ^_^


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