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REX WGTN
01-03-2006, 01:59 PM
I have had my website upgraded and the background colour is a dark blue which shows ok on other computers but on mine it is showing as black and it is hard to read the text, are there any others out there showing a black background? the site is www.turnstiles.co.nz and what is needed to rectify the problem? Im running Microsoft XP and Mozilla Firefox. Please reply to [email addy removed]

stu161204
01-03-2006, 02:17 PM
Hello Rex :)

Welcome to PressF1 :)

Before I go on you may want to read this: http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=52243 & http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=55330

As since this is your first post this post could be counted to be Spam (Just a hint ;))

I have had a look at your site in IE 6.0 & Firefox 1.0.7(on win xp pro) & I can see the dark blue fine here.

I will post some screen shots shortly

It could be Xtra or something else happing here but it tacks lie 5 - 10 secs before you site to load?

stu161204
01-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Here are the screen shots:

In IE (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/turnstiles.co.nz_-_in_IE_6.0.jpg)

In Firefox (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/turnstiles.co.nz_-_in_Firefox.jpg)

Hope this helps :)

Greven
01-03-2006, 02:42 PM
It doesn't take too long to load for me. Are you on dialup stu?
I don't see any problems with the site.

mejobloggs
01-03-2006, 02:47 PM
Maybe make the text a bit lighter. Not sure if I like the slight blue in the text (what I see anyway). Perhaps something like #eee or lighter would be better, just not completely white so that it can still be different from the headings.

Rob99
01-03-2006, 03:11 PM
Just get them to change the text color to the same as the other pages.

Also your contact page could use some css a:link etc, your developer will know what this means

stu161204
01-03-2006, 03:23 PM
Are you on dialup stu?.

na, on ADSL Dam you Xtra!

J ZEP
01-03-2006, 03:47 PM
are there any others out there showing a black background?

HI Rex, i have tested it on my 2 different systems - i get the black backround with off white text & white text headings (which is definately readable though :)) on the XP Pro system, using Firefox and I.E, incidentally this has the better graphics card...

It shows as blue on my win 2000 system with integrated graphics & lcd monitor??? Not exactly what i expected!

Appears i am the only one else who sees it that way too??

A side note, when i tried to save the screenshot, it reverted to different text colour as in Stus Screenshot.

bartsdadhomer
01-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Doesn't render perfectly in Firefox, the center table ends up with a vertical scrollbar in some pages
Background is dark blue in both IE & Firefox and is easy to read

mejobloggs
01-03-2006, 04:22 PM
Please reply to [email addy removed]

Only just noticed that. What happens now? Can the admins edit it make it more spam resistant?

Greven
01-03-2006, 04:43 PM
Only just noticed that. What happens now? Can the admins edit it make it more spam resistant?
the damage may have already been done, but you can always fix it & hope no spammers got in first.

REX WGTN
01-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Hello Rex :)

Welcome to PressF1 :)

Before I go on you may want to read this: http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=52243 & http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=55330

As since this is your first post this post could be counted to be Spam (Just a hint ;))

I have had a look at your site in IE 6.0 & Firefox 1.0.7(on win xp pro) & I can see the dark blue fine here.

I will post some screen shots shortly

It could be Xtra or something else happing here but it tacks lie 5 - 10 secs before you site to load?

Thanks for that Stu, loading times a worry. The screen shots came out black-maybe its my eyes.
Regards
Rex

SolMiester
01-03-2006, 05:11 PM
Hi, just an idea, but is everyone viewing the site at same resolution? I'm useless at web site design etc, but dont you have settings for diff clour depth, res for users of older monitors?

blah, just a thought

REX WGTN
01-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Doesn't render perfectly in Firefox, the center table ends up with a vertical scrollbar in some pages
Background is dark blue in both IE & Firefox and is easy to read

Thanks for that, Im not sure what you mean by the first paragraph though.
Regards Rex

stu161204
01-03-2006, 05:19 PM
Hi, just an idea, but is everyone viewing the site at same resolution?

I view that site at 1280 X 1024 @ 32 bit colour.

Greven
01-03-2006, 05:44 PM
The screen shots came out black-maybe its my eyes.
Regards
Rex
Are you talking about screen shots that you took, or the screen shots that were posted here?

REX WGTN
01-03-2006, 09:06 PM
Are you talking about screen shots that you took, or the screen shots that were posted here?

The screen shots that were posted here
Rex

Greven
01-03-2006, 09:19 PM
it sounds like your video card or monitor can't display that particular colour. Possibly a hardware problem.
I'm surprised there was someone else with the same problem

netchicken
02-03-2006, 07:24 AM
Rex's style sheet http://www.turnstiles.co.nz/styles/evolve.css

Rex, its blue for me in Opera, but your body font is hard to focus on. I find it really difficult to read, its a long tall font and with white text makes it hard on the eyes.

But its strange, its only arial
font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;

And even more strange its meant to be black

color: black;

which is normally good.

Color is background-color: #CBD0D4;

Sorry I ran out of time, but be careful with inverted colors on websites, dark background and light text, sometimes it doesn't show up well on some monitors.

maybe somone else with more time can puzzle out the font issues :)

netchicken
02-03-2006, 11:03 AM
I popped the css into topstyle lite which makes it more readable

The background color is background-color: #003366;
The font is arial, but it must be an optical issue with white and blue that for me makes it hard to read.

You might find your original background a nicer color
background-color: #CBD0D4;
color: black;

whats this? :)
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