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    Best colour?

    Hi, I have having a hard time for choosing a right color for my programming assignment. So, I think that I should ask for which is a best color combination to display on cmd? I mean what the best colour for text or background work the best? Very thanks you.

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    White on black... and guess what, that's the default.

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    How about green on black? Do you think humans eye will feel more comfortable if look on it compare with white on black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siaw Ys View Post
    Hi, I have having a hard time for choosing a right color for my programming assignment. So, I think that I should ask for which is a best color combination to display on cmd? I mean what the best colour for text or background work the best? Very thanks you.
    If you aren't going to be submitting HTML pages... you can be sure that you won't convince your teacher to comply with your 'prescribed' settings !
    If you mean for yourself.... my recommendation will be Black on translucent light yellow.
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    If you're talking about
    Code:
    system("COLOR 0A");
    or something like that, I'd leave it default too.

    system() actually executes an external command, which is generally something you should avoid unless you have a REALLY good reason.

    I'd save something like color, etc. for a .bat or .cmd script that the user can at least choose to avoid if they want to. So you could always research/try something like that.

    But even that's pretty silly and wasteful. You're probably much better off focusing on the code itself!
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    leave it like it is ..... For assesements leave always the default colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siaw Ys View Post
    How about green on black? Do you think humans eye will feel more comfortable if look on it compare with white on black?
    Don't make the too common mistake of favouring form over substance.

    Look at some of the screwball media players out there... all blobby and strange shapes... You KNOW that programmer spent more time on the appearance than the actual function of the player... Look how many websites out there have amazingly beautiful pages but in fact offer literally nothing as worthwhile content... guess what that programmer was concentrating on...

    In business (where most programmers work) it is simply a waste of time to make fancy this or colourful that... you get the code written, get the job done and move on to the next project. The boss doesn't give points for "pretty".

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