Ergo Blue

KDE 3 Color Schemes

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Think Ergonomic Blue. The idea here is that many studies show blue and off-white to be a color combination that's easy on the eyes, as I find typical battleship gray schemes with black-on-white text to be both too boring and too harsh. That and blue is my favorite color. ;) I tried to keep the colors somewhat subdued, as I'm trying to avoid the "Angry Fruit Salad" effect.

The menus, of course are off-white text on a dark blue background. Instead of black-on-white text, I've chosen dark blue on light gray to keep enough contrast for text to be readable, without being too harsh. I'm also thinking white on dark blue for standard text and background, but too many programs make assumptions that depend on battleship gray / black-on-white color schemes, so this is a compromise. For highlights such as selected text, I chose white on blue-cyan.

Let me know how this works for you. I'm still fighting with programs that demand battleship gray menus and black-on-white text, and suggestions would be helpful as for making this scheme look as good as possible.
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17 years ago

0.1 Initial release


17 years ago

but i won't be using it :)

I voted ---> [Good]


17 years ago

0.1 Initial release

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