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re: Code Blue — A carefully concocted dark theme for VS Code VIEW POST


Why would one ever use red color? Red is associated with errors, it's meant to grab your attention to something extraordinary, something wrong... and there you use it for html tags and keywords... this is wrong on so many levels...


It is all about context— sure, red is used for errors, but doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be used elsewhere right?

I have used it for HTML tags because markup tends to be extremely densely interspersed with content, and you need to quickly check where the opening and its matching ending tag is. In this scenario, red offers excellent contrast, considering surrounding colours.


Probably more blue, green and yellow and definitely orange or dark orange or even purple instead of red... anything but red unless it's an error.. But hey, we're talking about personal taste here, so the choice is yours and so is the theme...

Just my .02c

I was thinking about personal preference too, and it does still apply. But I can see the color possibly interfering with seeing lint error markings.

Share screenshots when this happens, please? Happy to tweak accordingly.

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