Articles tagged with colemak

A year after switching to Colemak

About one year ago (in September 2016) I decided to try keyboard layout other than QWERTY. I wanted to learn touch typing and be able to still use QWERTY when needed. I had already heard a lot of good things about Dvorak that time, but I wanted to be able to still use QWERTY ocasionally and I thought that Dvorak is too different than QWERTY. At that time I was aware of Colemak existance. Colemak is advertised as easy to learn and ergonomic layout which increases typing speed (especially in English) and is quite similar to QWERTY. Colemak moves only 17 keys. So I decided to give it a chance.

I'd like to tell you something about training process, summarize my progress and tell you why using alternative layout is not so painful.