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Old 10-28-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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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?
Old 10-28-2006, 04:30 PM   #2
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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.
Old 10-29-2006, 12:31 AM   #3
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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.
Old 10-29-2006, 08:35 PM   #4
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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.
Old 10-30-2006, 11:48 AM   #5
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Hm, I've always found monospace a lot easier to read.
Old 10-30-2006, 01:33 PM   #6
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>> "Hm, I've always found monospace a lot easier to read."

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



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