This answer is really brutal on the eyes however I think it's key to have filenames and commands with that kind of formatting.

Maybe perhaps toning it down a bit? Similar in shade to the blockquote perhaps? Example:

ouchy ouch commands hurt eyes

softer nicey nicey commands not so much.

Note: I am only talking about the background grey color, we should (for obvious reasons) keep the monospaced font for the code and commands.


2 Answers 2


On StackOverflow, the background color for code is the same as for block quotes. The only difference between the two is that code font is monospace.

I think that would work great here too.

alt text

  • 2
    +1 for StackOverflow style Dec 7, 2010 at 23:05

I have put in a fix, it will be in the next deployment. I have lightened the code from #ccc to #e0e0e0 (still slightly darker than the blockquote).


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .