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Meet the Man Behind ‘Solarized,’ the Most Important Color Scheme in Computer History


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I do not personally enjoy staring at something that looks like a Lite Brite all day, but almost all other programmers do.

Net net do you like his color scheme?

Solarized was designed by aesthetic obsessive Ethan Schoonover to be a bespoke color scheme just for programmers for whom staring at black text on a white background is simply not an option. When Mr. Schoonover hunkered down for half a year to hand pick the 16 colors, he knew he was going to have a hit on his hands.

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