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I am trying to be more productive in vim and as part of this I am trying to make the text presentation i.e. colors etc as nice to the eyesight as possible.
Although I managed to change the default color and cursorline and cursor colors etc, the colors I added where somewhat "random". I.e. what ever I found online. But the result is really not so good and readable.
Do you have a nice template about coloring in vim that I could use to make my life easier and text more readable?
As a side note I am using MacBook which has some transparency in the commandline and this also affects what the appearence is.
Also I am using vim for coding and not regular text editing if this makes a difference.

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Do a search for Solarized. Your terminal transparency is configurable so you can remove it if it makes things easier. –  Mel Boyce Jun 30 '13 at 10:28
    
@MelBoyce:Solarized?Is this something vim specific or mac specific? –  Jim Jun 30 '13 at 10:29
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Why don't you search for it and then you'll know? It's a color scheme designed for readability; there are configs for many applications. –  Mel Boyce Jun 30 '13 at 10:30
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Here's a list of great Vim colorschemes with screenshots: http://www.vimninjas.com/2012/08/26/10-vim-color-schemes-you-need-to-own/

I personally prefer Monokai: https://github.com/tomasr/molokai

Also, whichever theme you choose, remember to make the font size bigger. I use 17 points.

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