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I'm pretty sure stackoverflow already uses the same color as VS for everything except comments, which are displayed gray:

/* Test */

I think it's much better to display them in green-ish (same exact color as the default theme in Visual Studio).. Very often they contain useful information that should be easy to read, and gray on gray is not.

I recently made a prettify.css for my blog, so here it is. Everything is straight from VS except for numbers (abc = 5;) that are red instead of black.

.com { color: #008000; } /* <-- color of comments */
.str, .tag { color: #A31515; }
.kwd, .atv { color: #0000FF; }
.typ { color: #2B91AF; }
.lit, .atn { color: #FF0000; }
.pun, .pln { color: #000000; }
.dec { color: purple; }
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The code looks pretty generic enough. I like VS colours but not everyone uses VS. – Finglas Feb 1 '10 at 10:02
@Finglas: the color scheme is already VS's, except for comments, which would look better in green for the reasons specified above. – Andreas Bonini Feb 1 '10 at 10:53
They may be default colours, but certainly are not standard. As a side note I do prefer green for comments however. – Finglas Feb 1 '10 at 11:36
you haven't asked a question – Matt Feb 1 '10 at 12:56
@Matt, this is Meta. They don't always have to ask a question. – Brandon Feb 1 '10 at 13:04
@Brandon - okay, didnt know that :) – Matt Feb 1 '10 at 14:37
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Prettify just creates elements in the DOM that match up with a style sheet. As always, your browser will allow you to override any style definition you want in your own sheet.

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I prefer gray as the comments' color.

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Me too; it makes it possible to squint slightly and only see the code, while the comments fade away into the darkness. – Ether Feb 1 '10 at 19:46

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