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Re: website: background color in css

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: website: background color in css
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:20:35 +0100
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Am Dienstag, 17. November 2009 14:32:29 schrieb Michal Suchanek:
> Similarly, if you want to put a single warning sign somewhere in
> yellow on red then you just add it. If you want your site to have some
> particular text color you better ensure that you define a background
> on which the text is visible.

But with warnings the same happens as with the text: They are invisble on some 

I agree though, that the effect with the main content is stronger :) 

> Yes, if you want to write a theme you usually start by coping a
> working theme and only change the things you want to change.

I don't - I learned HTML and CSS from the ground up - working directly with 
pencil and paper for the draft and then coding it by hand. 

> > IIRC most default Drupal pages do it by your standard. Example:
> > http://1w6.org
> Note that this site is also broken: it has button text set but does
> not set button color.
> Buttons are colored by the system colors automatically by many
> browsers so this is bound to break.

Damn... that one is a default style with only slight changes to the 
colorscheme - done directly in an integrated config menu, so I can't easily fix 

> > "Disharmonizes" defined by "is in the table as really not working
> > together with the background".
> Even detecting the situation when an element has colors which
> originate from different styles would probably need non-trivial
> support in the HTML rendering engine.

When I think about how hard it is for the Firefox people to fix the "I can read 
your browser history with a simple css trick" bug (because they do some really 
complex stuff internally), I don't think the complexity of that would be high 
compared with what they already do. 

> > I did some experimentation and brightened up the color. The site should
> > be a bit nicer to read for people with dark green background now:
> > - http://draketo.de/licht-lumo-light
> I don't see much difference. I don't find the site particularly
> pleasing or easy to read as most sites designed for different colors
> don't with my background.

It won't ever be pleasing (you can hardly make red text on green pleasing - 
these two bite each other when they get too close). But from my comparision it 
is now much more readable - my eyes no longer hurt after a few seconds. 

Still, if I were you and wanted to read the site, I'd enforce my private color 
scheme :) 

Best wishes, 

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