[TxMt] POLL: Request a Theme!
andreaswahlin at bredband.net
Sun Sep 11 20:47:56 UTC 2005
Great! I'll just request stuff and then it happen, I love that :)
> I WANT TO KNOW:
> Who uses what theme in textMate?
I use the Mac Classic theme, possibly slightly modified, but not by
> What themes have you used from previous systems or applications?
> visual studio? dreamweaver? bbedit? foo.app?
> Do you like them?
Dreamweaver and BBedit ... and TurboPascal/TurboC back in the good
old days (the DOS one with blue background and yellow text).
I like Dreamweavers ability to colour forms differently, but
otherwise I think it's a bit lacking. I liked BBedits HTML theme, but
I'd be quite happy with a "buffed" BBedit theme actually, now that I
think about it, you sent me one once I think, switching now ... hmmm,
well that was quite ok actually. Will be keeping this (instead of Mac
> Do you like black backgrounds? Do you like colored backgrounds?
I HATE coloured backgrounds. It must be all white, or possibly just
slightly grayish (at lowest 245, 245, 245) to blend in good with the
> Do you hate excessive use of background colors? ...for the
> page? ...for individual elements?
Yes, yes and yes again just to be on the safe side. I could possibly
agree to just a slight colour tint for the background, something
you'd hardly notice but that would (?) be recognized unconsciously
once you've gotten used to the theme.
> Do you like high contrast? Do you prefer lower contrast?
Don't really have a preference.
> Do you like having a bunch of different colors or would you prefer
> one with shades of only a few colors?
I like "bundles" of colour, say you have one hue for tag name, then
you have very different hues for attributes, then again different
hues for strings/constants.
> What colors do you like? Please give examples.
I like blue and purple ... hehe, like apples folders (smart and
> Do you have synisthesia? Are certain elements 'supposed' to be a
> certain color?
I don't know why, but it feels like html-tags should be blue and
strings should be not necesserily red, but in that direction.
> What languages do you want to have colored?
> Do you want different languages to have different colors?
> Please provide example screen shots (or links to them to keep from
> clogging the list) if at all possible.
It's supposed to be used in white on black (command+control+option
+8), and will then be wonderfully retro-monochrome.
You might think about using such reverse themes, cus sometimes I like
to kick inot that mode, at least I have an idea that it's easier on
the eyes when coding for long, and you don't have to look at pictures
or anything. It was made mostly as an experiment, and has only two
colour, but I've been thinking on expanding it with perhaps blue and
yellow as well, and different hues of that.
> Thank you for 'enabling' my habit ;D
Thank you for making themes.
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