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March 24, 2009 8:37 AM   Subscribe

Most syntax highlighting palettes are created by people with no graphic design/usability sense. What are some great examples of really lovely to look at (for long periods of time) and useful syntax highlighting palettes/schemes?
posted by sandking to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Vim's built-in darkblue scheme is my favorite. I also like this guy's schemes.
posted by zsazsa at 8:51 AM on March 24, 2009

i like vibrant ink for textmate and its visual studio clone. if you are using visual studio i would suggest checking out the envy font - it has a visual studio specific version which switches bold and italic.
posted by phil at 9:00 AM on March 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

I use the Zenburn color scheme and Inconsolata font.
posted by tumble at 9:21 AM on March 24, 2009

I like the TextMate Blackboard theme. I quickly googled this but couldn't find a screenshot but did find many vim and emacs ports.
posted by bitdamaged at 9:44 AM on March 24, 2009

Have you seen this page of emacs color themes?
posted by hooray at 9:50 AM on March 24, 2009

More favorite emacs themes please!
posted by teabag at 10:01 AM on March 24, 2009

This emacs site hooray posted is friggin awesome.
posted by teabag at 10:06 AM on March 24, 2009

I've tried a lot of colour schemes but I always end up going back to Vibrant Ink (linked earlier) or Desert (for vim) (that's just a preview of what it's like, I'm not sure if it's the most up-to-date version of the colour scheme).
posted by mebibyte at 12:30 PM on March 24, 2009

I like the Railscasts theme for Vim. Here's a screenshot on Linux and here's one on my Mac.
posted by cdmwebs at 12:39 PM on March 24, 2009

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