JWM Contrast Theme

This is my first accessibility mod. It’s a fairly high contrast theme for jwm. I’ve refrained from gradients and used only three colors/shades of grey: black, medium grey, white. Adjust the font to suit your needs.

<JWM>
<!– dark contrast theme: flat, no gradients; black, white, medium grey –>

<WindowStyle>
<Font antialias=”false”>fixed</Font>
<Width>4</Width>
<Height>18</Height>
<Active>
<Text>white</Text>
<Title>black</Title>
<Corner>grey50</Corner>
<Outline>white</Outline>
</Active>

<Inactive>
<Text>grey50</Text>
<Title>black</Title>
<Corner>grey50</Corner>
<Outline>black</Outline>
</Inactive>
</WindowStyle>

<TaskListStyle>
<Font antialias=”false”>fixed</Font>
<ActiveForeground>black</ActiveForeground>
<ActiveBackground>white</ActiveBackground>
<Foreground>grey50</Foreground>
<Background>black</Background>
</TaskListStyle>

<!– Additional TrayStyle attribute: insert –>
<TrayStyle>
<Font antialias=”false”>fixed</Font>
<Background>grey50</Background>
<Foreground>white</Foreground>
</TrayStyle>

<PagerStyle>
<Outline>black</Outline>
<Foreground>grey50</Foreground>
<Background>black</Background>
<ActiveForeground>black</ActiveForeground>
<ActiveBackground>white</ActiveBackground>
</PagerStyle>

<MenuStyle>
<Font antialias=”false”>fixed</Font>
<Foreground>white</Foreground>
<Background>black</Background>
<ActiveForeground>black</ActiveForeground>
<ActiveBackground>white</ActiveBackground>
</MenuStyle>

<PopupStyle>
<Font antialias=”false”>fixed</Font>
<Outline>white</Outline>
<Foreground>white</Foreground>
<Background>black</Background>
</PopupStyle>

<!– end dark contrast scheme –>
</JWM>

Here are two thumbnails showing contrast in menu and in other decorations (click for 800×600 view):

Maybe it would work better with the window decorations matching the task list colors — black on white — and then use the white on black for inactive windows. Please provide me feedback here or in the DSL forums, especially if it needs adjustments for more clarity (or if the use of grey is a problem and it needs to be black and white only).

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