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Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:45 am
by 1024MAK
The original thread has gone stale (the poll finished last year), so I thought, why not pop up a new poll as there are a lot of members who have joined since the original thread was posted.
pkersey wrote:Hi! I've been an active Acorn enthusiast for quite a while now and I am thankful for the true spirit of community I found here at Stardot.

I have a small suggestion with regards to the "code" snippet highlight. It's lime green, its font size is small and therefore definitely hard on the eye.

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* example snippet
May I suggest a less hurtful green, or perhaps any other (non-fluorescent) colour?
* example 1
* example 2
* example 3

Thanks!
Samwise wrote:This we could do without much trouble, but I think we'd need to hear that it's something the majority would prefer. To that end, I've modified your first post and created a poll. If people want to vote to change it to one of your alternative suggestions they can, or they can cast a vote to say they'd prefer to keep the current green ... or choose to specify another colour entirely.

I've set it to run for a month. Let's see what the outcome is ...

Sam.
1024MAK wrote:What do people think about a darker green like this shade (004000)?
What do people think about a darker green like this shade (006000)?
For comparison, this green shade is still a bit too light for me. (008000)

For me, either of the two darker green shades above, or the blue * example 3 is okay with me.

Mark
Arcadian wrote:My concern about using blue is that it's the same colour we use for hyperlinks.
Read the rest of the original thread here :wink:

Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:54 am
by Elminster
Or some of us were members but were temporary in the wilderness searching for an escape from the clutches of the corporate deities.

Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:57 am
by Elminster
Is it worth putting these together as there was concern people might confuse them. Are you confused?

The URL colour blue and now this one example 3

Plus it would be in one of these.

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Additionally the colour change would be in a box out


Edit: Mucked about with order

Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:11 am
by richardtoohey
Green on black, with flashing block cursor, of course. :twisted:

So I'll vote for a green ... but which one ... :-k

Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:13 pm
by 1024MAK
Image
:D

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Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:28 pm
by thedark

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10 CLS
20 PRINT"GREEN ON BLACK ";
30 GOTO 20
>RUN         
GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK GREEN ON BLACK
>Escape
>


Hmm did not look the same :?:

Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:21 pm
by richardtoohey
1024MAK wrote:Image
:D

Mark
Where do I vote for this one? :lol:

Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:46 pm
by jonb
I have to wake this up.

1024MAK and I are exchanging large bits of machine code and I can hardly read it. Light green is not clear enough, and for my part, well, I'm not getting younger. Can we please darken it, please please please?

Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:22 pm
by 1024MAK
It would also be nice if some of the recently joined and new members give their views, and of course long term members are also welcome to comment.

Not forgetting, VOTE now :D

Mark

Re: Code box text colour suggestion/request

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:15 pm
by 1024MAK
So it has been a while...

In this poll and in the earlier poll the results are clear. Forum members would like the code box text colour changed.

So it's over to Samwise and Arcadian. How about changing it?

Mark