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RE: default style sheets

From: Peach Lynda L Contr 96 CG/SCTOA <lynda.peach@eglin.af.mil>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 12:08:51 -0500
Message-ID: <06E81F7304CED4119035009027E52EA3031F9952@eg-002-012.eglin.af.mil>
To: "'Jonathan Chetwynd'" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I believe the reason you encountered difficulities was this is a CSS2
stylesheet. We have to be careful about elements in CSS2 because not
everything "available within CSS2" works on the browsers.  

You might want to start with http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/.  But also
use your favorite Search engine and enter CSS Tutorial is you need to
understand how Stylesheets work.

To your original question, there are JavaScripts available that allow the
user to change the color of the background and text on the page. You have to
be careful with accessibility to implement but the capability is there.
There are several resources you can find on the web for a free JavaScript --
you might start with The JavaScript Source at
http://javascript.internet.com/bgeffects/ [which will take you to the
background effects section]. Another favorite is

Hope this helps.
Lynda Peach

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Chetwynd [mailto:j.chetwynd@btinternet.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 11:35 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: default style sheets

I've had a request
>I know there is a way of changing the colour of web pages, so that they
appear in a more readable colour. How do you do this? Is there a way of
making the layout less cluttered too?


Is there a repository for default style sheets?
ie ones that suit particular needs, and are usable by novices?

I tried one from here: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/sample.html
>Developers are encouraged to use it as a default style sheet in their

It created the worst crash I have had in many years. Ctrl-alt-del was
disabled, and on resetting the same (explorer) error was generated
repeatedly. had to reboot in safe mode and remove, not a great


jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
on the web"
Received on Thursday, 25 October 2001 13:15:36 UTC

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