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Re: [Orgmode] Re: New Org-mode talk by Carsten Dominik

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: New Org-mode talk by Carsten Dominik
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:43:06 +0100

On Mar 7, 2010, at 7:51 PM, Manuel Amador wrote:


Can we get a copy of the color configuration you are using?

-- Manuel

Yes, I have put my color config here:


This started as a copy of Peter Jones config and was then edited and hacked - which is why it may not be in the most convenient shape. Feel free to package it up nicely and send me a better version.

You also need something like this, adapted to your todo keywords.

(setq org-todo-keyword-faces
      '(("SDMB" . cd-org-someday-kwd-face)
        ("STARTED" . cd-org-started-kwd-face)
        ("STRT" . cd-org-started-kwd-face)
        ("WAITING" . cd-org-waiting-kwd-face)
        ("WAIT" . cd-org-waiting-kwd-face)
        ("DELG" . cd-org-delegated-kwd-face)
        ("PROJ" . cd-org-project-kwd-face)
        ("DONE" . cd-org-done-kwd-face)
        ("PRDN" . cd-org-done-kwd-face)
        ("PRCL" . cd-org-cancelled-kwd-face)
        ("CNCL" . cd-org-cancelled-kwd-face)
        ("PRCN" . cd-org-cancelled-kwd-face)
        ("TODO" . cd-org-todo-kwd-face)
        ("SELECTED" . cd-org-todo-kwd-face)
        ("INVITED" . cd-org-waiting-kwd-face)
        ("SCHEDULED" . cd-org-done-kwd-face)
        ("DECLINED" . cd-org-cancelled-kwd-face)))


- Carsten

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 7:39 AM, Carsten Dominik
<address@hidden> wrote:

On Mar 7, 2010, at 1:50 PM, Tom wrote:

Stefan Vollmar <vollmar <at> nf.mpg.de> writes:


we proudly present:

"Emacs Org-mode: Organizing a Scientist's Life and Work"

I noticed the org color config in the talk was much
catchier (e.g. the keywords with bgcolor) than in the default org
config. It would be a good idea to make org more appealing by
coming up with a sexier color scheme. The appearance of org on
the main page of orgmode.org is very spartan and can be a turn
off for newbies who are used to applications with a more
elaborate visual design.

I think a better choice of default colors could improve the first
impression a bit. Maybe people could send to the list screenshots
of their config and one of the better ones could be used as a new

The problem I see here is that if a new user downloads Emacs,
it will have white background and only default colors.

I could of course make the screenshot on orgmode.org with my
color scheme[1], but then new users would not like the first
impression they get when they download emacs and install Org.

I am interested in a discussion about how to handle this issue.

- Carsten

[1] The color scheme is based on the scheme by Peter Jones, who
   in particular came up with the idea to make the TODO keywords look
   like buttons.  I use that idea, but with different colors.  The
exact colors were not my creation, because I am really not talended
   in this area.  But I agree they look great - they were selected
   by the same designer who created the special logo used on all
   our spreadshirt shop items...

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