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Jonny

Widget Based GUI API Color selection

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Actually, i am working on an widget based GUI API. My problem is, that i dont have very much experiences with colors, and i have to select the standard-colors for the config file.

Actually, the cfg-fyle looks like this:

local cfg = {
	colors = {
		desktop = 0xE6E6E6,
		
		background = 0xD8D8D8,
		foreground=0x424242,
		frame = 0x000000,
		
		selectedBackground = 0xD8D8D8,
		selectedForeground = 0x00302F,
		selectedFrame = 0x00FFFF,
		
		disabledBackground = 0x81F7F3,
		disabledForeground = 0x424242,
		disabledFrame = 0x610B0B,
		
		exitBackground = 0xFF0000,
		exitForeground = 0x000000
	}
	paths = {
		widgets = "/raid/dev/API/GUI/widgets/"
	}
}
return cfg

I paid attention for the following conditions:

Background (Desktop): bright, but not white

std Colors: brighter text, darker background

selected Colors: eye catching colors (big difference from the others, but not to extreme

disabled Colors: darker than the others, to show that the widget is disabled.

exit (kill runtime/Program): red

 

I am looking for better colors, becouse I think that there is much potential up and that colors are an important part of the GUI design.

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