Recently Slashdot featured a discussion of the best color scheme for programming. From that discussion I’ve discovered the zenburn color scheme, and have switched to it. I like the fact that the background is not stark black; the reduced contrast feels easier on my eyes.
Here are some resources I found from that discussion for color schemes:
- Compare hundreds of vim color schemes all on one page.
- Zenburn for vim.
- Some recommendations for tweaking zenburn (I am using the high contrast setting and also the 256-color setting).
- Zenburn for Emacs and for Visual SlickEdit (for the latter you’ll need to register for free before the download links will appear).
What color scheme do you prefer for programming? There are several others at the vim color scheme test, above, that I’m also interested in trying out.
See also: Programming Fonts