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Re: website: background color in css

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: website: background color in css
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:44:57 +0100

2009/11/15 Arne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab@web.de>:
> Am Sonntag, 15. November 2009 16:27:13 schrieb Michal Suchanek:
>> Yes, you either set all colors or set none, anything else is broken
>> (as is your web site).
> That's a quite extreme view - and mine differs.

It's not extreme. It's based on observed behavior of broken sites such as yours.

> I prefer websites which I visit to set colors so they work in both dark and
> bright setting, but I normally don't like to get websites with forced bright
> background.

They can offer alternate dark and bright themes.

For example, http://mplayerhq.hu does.

That's much better than setting a broken style.

> Your view would force everyone which uses color for anything to always specify
> the background color explicitely.
> So someone who changes the default link color (in html 4.01 you could even do
> that by simply adding link="#159" in the body tag) would have to set the
> background color (and consequently also all other colors, as teh default
> colors might not be compatible with bright background) - and that way most
> people who use the web with dark background would use a custom stylesheet to
> ignore all color settings - and we'd be back at the beginning where we'd have
> a web without custom colors.

Yes, you cannot set just link color and expect it would work. If I
have default background which the same or similar as your link color I
would not be able to see or read your links unless I select them.

There are two kinds of custom colors. User custom colors and author
custom colors. As the authors cannot  know the user's colors nor the
other way around these two do not mix well.

So you can either have completely colorless pages which are based on
the user style or completely styled pages. Anything in between is



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