[TxMt] POLL: Request a Theme!
chris at cjack.com
Mon Sep 12 00:53:28 UTC 2005
Quick brain dump on themes:
1. Some random theme ideas. I don't have time to work on these at the
moment; feel free to steal them.
- Imperfect: WordPerfect DOS (bright white text on a blue (#0000FF)
background -- use with imitation DOS font for best effect)
- God Save Brand X: Standard BBEdit colors
- Merchandise No. 5: Coca-Cola colors (white on red -- really bad
for the eyes, I suspect)
2. Observation: preprocessor highlighting (heavily used with C/C++/
ObjC) is missing from most of the themes that I haven't touched.
3. I prefer a solid white background, but this is likely because I
started programming on the Mac rather than on a dumb terminal or DOS.
I sometimes use the dark themes, mainly to admire the artistry of the
color selection. Also, I try to test syntax modifications with all
4. SaintEdit had a unique feature I haven't seen anywhere else. It
had two coordinated built-in themes, one light and one dark. You
could set it to automatically use the dark theme at night and switch
to the light theme during the day.
5. Dark theme authors: why are all of your comment colors dark gray
on black? Do you not wish to read comments? Are your monitors broken,
or what? How disturbing. </king-of-all-cosmos>
6. TextMate might benefit from grouping themes into categories:
"Light", "Dark", "Retro", "Beverages/Foodstuffs"...
7. I like your mint theme. (But see item 5 above.)
On Sep 11, 2005, at 11:57 AM, thomas Aylott wrote:
> Hello, my name is Thomas.
> And I am addicted to making textMate themes.
> Please feed my addiction by suggesting theme ideas.
> I have been told that my themes make peoples eyes bleed. They are
> obviously of limited use, therefore.
> If people seriously want a certain theme, I WILL make it (eventually).
> I've got a process down now that's really quick.
> I WANT TO KNOW:
> Who uses what theme in textMate?
> What themes have you used from previous systems or applications?
> visual studio? dreamweaver? bbedit? foo.app?
> Do you like them?
> Do you want an 'expert designer' to tell you what you should like?
> <insert canned laughter here>
> Do you have bad taste and should be ignored? <again.. haha>
> Do you like black backgrounds? Do you like colored backgrounds?
> Do you hate excessive use of background colors? ...for the
> page? ...for individual elements?
> Do you like high contrast? Do you prefer lower contrast?
> Do you like having a bunch of different colors or would you prefer
> one with shades of only a few colors?
> What colors do you like? Please give examples.
> Do you have synisthesia? Are certain elements 'supposed' to be a
> certain color?
> 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.
> Thank you for 'enabling' my habit ;D
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> (threading gets destroyed and the universe will collapse if you don't)
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