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text color in matrix theme

posts: 59 Belgium

I'd love to use the matrix or matrix light theme for a certain category of my website.
However I have noticed that most of the text is in black, on a background image that is mostly black or at least very dark. Very hard to read indeed!

As a workaround, I could insert a color tag on each page, but I don't like to do that, seems a bit messy.

Is there a nice, clean solution?

You can find my site on http://www.amedee.be. Check the PcRobots category to see the problem.

posts: 2881 United Kingdom

Well the better solution would be to edit the CSS file and change or add color tags in there.

If you dontknow CSS, then now would be a good time to google and learn it :-)

Damian


posts: 59 Belgium

Uhhh... OK, so that means the standard matrix theme that comes with tiki is just flawed?

Anyway, don't need to learn CSS, because I've got Topstyle biggrin


posts: 59 Belgium

Ok, so it's not Tiki that is flawed, its' just Internet Explorer 6 that does a bad interpretation of the CSS.
It looks just fine in Opera (Windows) and almost good in Konqueror (Linux).
I'll see if I can fix it myself, I'll keep the forum informed.

posts: 2881 United Kingdom

> avgasse:
> Ok, so it's not Tiki that is flawed, its' just Internet Explorer 6 that does a bad interpretation of the CSS.
> It looks just fine in Opera (Windows) and almost good in Konqueror (Linux).
> I'll see if I can fix it myself, I'll keep the forum informed.

Tiki development by the handful of very active developers is all done on Linux flavour. Windows is shite and isnt worth the disc space on my hardware at the moment. Besides Internet Explorer doesnt follow the web standards correctly, so if you feel like a challenge, your more than welcome. Personally Id say Mozilla :-)

posts: 59 Belgium

> Damian:
> > avgasse:
> > Ok, so it's not Tiki that is flawed, its' just Internet Explorer 6 that does a bad interpretation of the CSS.
> > It looks just fine in Opera (Windows) and almost good in Konqueror (Linux).
> > I'll see if I can fix it myself, I'll keep the forum informed.
>
> Tiki development by the handful of very active developers is all done on Linux flavour. Windows is shite and isnt worth the disc space on my hardware at the moment. Besides Internet Explorer doesnt follow the web standards correctly, so if you feel like a challenge, your more than welcome. Personally Id say Mozilla :-)

  • If, according to AWStats, more than 95% of my visitors use some version of Internet Explorer on any of the Windows versions, I'd damn better support them! Those numbers seem only logical to me: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few (or the one). I will not be tricked into a pointless OS-bashing flame war, ever. I'm very pragmatic when it comes to information technology: I use the tools best suited for the job. I leave the philosophy to the philosophers. (by the way: I'm running Apache on Mandrake 10 for the webserver, and I have another machine with WinXP for Simcity and Railroad Tycoon)

  • As far as I know, none of the major browsers follow the web standards 100% the same. And even in following the standards, there is room for interpretation, if I read the specs from W3C correctly.

  • Like I said, I'll try and patch the problem for IE, without breaking it for other browsers, and if anyone is interested, I'll post the solution here.

  • On the side: on my system, the colors become inverted as soon as I start Mozilla. I close Mozilla, and the colors ar back to normal. This is the only program that gives me this problem. So the most logical conclusion is...

posts: 2881 United Kingdom

> avgasse:
> Ok, so it's not Tiki that is flawed, its' just Internet Explorer 6 that does a bad interpretation of the CSS.
> It looks just fine in Opera (Windows) and almost good in Konqueror (Linux).
> I'll see if I can fix it myself, I'll keep the forum informed.

Tiki development by the handful of very active developers is all done on Linux flavour. Windows is shite and isnt worth the disc space on my hardware at the moment. Besides Internet Explorer doesnt follow the web standards correctly, so if you feel like a challenge, your more than welcome. Personally Id say Mozilla :-)

posts: 59 Belgium

> Damian:
> > avgasse:
> > Ok, so it's not Tiki that is flawed, its' just Internet Explorer 6 that does a bad interpretation of the CSS.
> > It looks just fine in Opera (Windows) and almost good in Konqueror (Linux).
> > I'll see if I can fix it myself, I'll keep the forum informed.
>
> Tiki development by the handful of very active developers is all done on Linux flavour. Windows is shite and isnt worth the disc space on my hardware at the moment. Besides Internet Explorer doesnt follow the web standards correctly, so if you feel like a challenge, your more than welcome. Personally Id say Mozilla :-)

  • If, according to AWStats, more than 95% of my visitors use some version of Internet Explorer on any of the Windows versions, I'd damn better support them! Those numbers seem only logical to me: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few (or the one). I will not be tricked into a pointless OS-bashing flame war, ever. I'm very pragmatic when it comes to information technology: I use the tools best suited for the job. I leave the philosophy to the philosophers. (by the way: I'm running Apache on Mandrake 10 for the webserver, and I have another machine with WinXP for Simcity and Railroad Tycoon)

  • As far as I know, none of the major browsers follow the web standards 100% the same. And even in following the standards, there is room for interpretation, if I read the specs from W3C correctly.

  • Like I said, I'll try and patch the problem for IE, without breaking it for other browsers, and if anyone is interested, I'll post the solution here.

  • On the side: on my system, the colors become inverted as soon as I start Mozilla. I close Mozilla, and the colors ar back to normal. This is the only program that gives me this problem. So the most logical conclusion is...

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