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babernethy (2) [Avatar] Offline
#1
After reading through a number of the code samples it is difficult to read the Courier red font on white for long periods of time. I'd think black on white would be fine, otherwise blue (like Visual Studio) or full-color (again matching Visual Studio) would be better.

Just my opinion.
chad.campbell (42) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: Red Courier/Monospaced font is difficult to read on screen
I completely agree. I do not like the font styles that Manning uses either. I pointed out that Verdana should be used more last year. Unfortunately, my advice has not been taken.

Verdana is a web-safe font designed to be easy to read on screens. I would recommend voicing your opinions here: http://www.manning.com/about/contactus.html

I hope this helps. I also hope you have enjoyed the book thus far.
geraldbauer (17) [Avatar] Offline
#3
Re: Red Courier/Monospaced font is difficult to read on screen
I agree about the red color font from a usability perspective. I am not color blind, but my uncle is which is why I always think about color. Have you had a red-green color blind person take a look at the text to obtain their opinion?

I understand that you are using the red font to identify controls within the text. I am not sure why red is used in the XAML or C# code.

Red color font is difficult to read for long periods of time.