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What colour would you prefer the code tag to be?

Poll ended at Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:43 pm

Current green - #15a400
3
15%
pkersey's example 1 - #408080
1
5%
pkersey's example 2 - #506450
2
10%
pkersey's example 3 - #104caf
10
50%
Something else (please specify in a reply)
4
20%
 
Total votes: 20

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Post by pkersey » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:13 pm

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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May I suggest a less hurtful green, or perhaps any other (non-fluorescent) colour?

* example 1
* example 2
* example 3

Thanks!
Last edited by Samwise on Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:51 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Added poll to let people show their preference

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Post by Samwise » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:55 pm

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 ...

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Post by 1024MAK » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:26 pm

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.

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Post by Samwise » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:37 pm

Great. If anyone prefers 1024MAK's suggestions, please vote for other and leave a comment which says which of his colours you prefer.

I don't want to add them as a poll option, as it will reset the current poll, forcing everyone to re-vote.

Also, anyone who has already voted can also change their vote right up until the poll ends, if they prefer one of the newer suggestions.

Cheers,

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Post by Arcadian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:42 pm

Have changed my vote to Mark's darkest shade of green (004000).

My concern about using blue is that it's the same colour we use for hyperlinks.
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Post by roland » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:02 pm

My concern about using blue is that it's the same colour we use for hyperlinks.
The code is show in a separate block so IMHO there isn't much confusion with a hyperlink.
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Post by Samwise » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:43 pm

I'm sort of with Arcadian, plus the forum theme is /soooo/ blue already ...

but I haven't actually voted ...

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Post by BigEd » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:25 pm

Any chance of an update to the default colour now?

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Post by jgharston » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:45 pm

No opinion on the choices offered. All have a decent amount of contrast. Will be happy with any of them.

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Post by BigEd » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:50 pm

Oh, I see now that the poll has a few more days to run. Fairly clear at present that something darker would be well appreciated!

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Post by davidb » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:57 pm

I think I prefer Mark's #004000 to the blue - I'm still programmed to interpret blue text as hyperlinks, especially since it became fashionable to show them without underlines.

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Post by flynnjs » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:31 pm

The blue is indeed the most readable and the current poll leader (probably for that reason) but it does then clash with [URL] tags which puts things in blue.

006000 works for me.

Can the background be changed? I think part of the problem with green is the light background colour.

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Post by Elk Towers » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:22 pm

Either Mark's darkest shade of green (004000).
or medium green (006000) are fine by me

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Post by tricky » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:49 pm

Anything darker than current, green is fine.

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Post by BeebMaster » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:38 pm

I use (controversially) green for the hyperlinks in my website and I deliberately chose the colour #0BBC0B.
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Post by BigEd » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:00 am

tricky wrote:Anything darker than current, green is fine.
Please, please, any change for the darker! The perfect is the enemy of the good.

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Post by BigEd » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:50 am

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

Sam.
While we're waiting, here's a bookmarklet to change the colour of code in the current page:

javascript:(function(){var x=document.querySelectorAll('.codecontent');for(var i=0;i<x.length;i++){x.style.color="#040"}})();void(0)

Just drag that code to your bookmarks bar, then edit the bookmark to name it appropriately. You can of course edit the colour too.

On a tablet, create a new bookmark (of any web page), then edit it, cut out the whole URL and substitute the above line. Also, rename it.

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Post by Elminster » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:31 am

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

Sam.
While we're waiting, here's a bookmarklet to change the colour of code in the current page:

javascript:(function(){var x=document.querySelectorAll('.codecontent');for(var i=0;i<x.length;i++){x.style.color="#040"}})();void(0)

Just drag that code to your bookmarks bar, then edit the bookmark to name it appropriately. You can of course edit the colour too.

On a tablet, create a new bookmark (of any web page), then edit it, cut out the whole URL and substitute the above line. Also, rename it.


Looks useful.

Ironically I missed this post the first time around but only last night when trying to read a code block late at night I as thinking 'This Green is really hard to read when'

So +1 for a darker colour. Dont mind if blue, dont think in practice I would get confused by hyperlinks as they are underlined as well.

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Post by 1024MAK » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:48 am

I've put up a new poll here :D

Vote NOW! :wink:

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