When we introduced Darcula with PhpStorm 6, we wanted to provide a dark look and feel which feels natural to a lot of developers (read an interview with the creator of Darcula). One of the advantages Darcula provides is that it’s easier on the eyes and improves readability.
The fresh PhpStorm 7 EAP improves readability even more thanks to additional syntax coloring for various constructs. We now have separate colors for:
Function and method declarations
Function calls, static and instance method calls
Classes and interfaces, static and instance class fields
Here is a comparison of the same code in PhpStorm 6 (left) and PhpStorm 7 (right):
These new colors can be customized in the editor settings under IDE Settings | Editor | Colors & Fonts | PHP:
Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains PhpStorm Team