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Re: Background Color - Gray Only?

From: Bill Hartwell <Anpwhotep@confederatelinux.com>
Date: 31 Dec 2002 18:10:33 -0700
To: Bill Schneider <bill@mapsetc.com>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <1041383432.1557.13.camel@David>
On Tue, 2002-12-31 at 15:15, Bill Schneider wrote:
> Hello,
> Amaya (7.1 running on Windows 2000) has a gray background making the 
> foreground text difficult to read.  I saw a copy of a similar note less 
> than a month ago and would like to know what the solution is.  A white 
> background would be wonderful.  Am I just missing something obvious?
> I note that the help functions, such as the index, flash gray as they are 
> activated but then stabilize with a white background for me.
> Any ideas? Thanks
> Bill

I solved the problem by giving all of my documents a standard stylesheet
with the following information for the body:

 BODY {  font-family: Times, serif ;
               color: #000000 ;
               background-color: #ffffff }

That gives you a black Times or serif font on a white background. You
can do it either by creating a separate stylesheet (which is what I did)
or by opening the source window and entering it in the header, using
standard style markup. The stylesheet was easier for me.

For documents you're viewing off the web, I really don't have any idea
what to do. For some unknown reason, gray has been the default ever
since Mosaic.

-- 
Bill Hartwell <Anpwhotep@confederatelinux.com>
MacManus Enterprises

Received on Tuesday, 31 December 2002 20:07:47 UTC

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