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Re: website: background color in css

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: website: background color in css
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:57:55 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 08:11:54PM +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 17. November 2009 00:35:30 schrieb
> olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:

> > It's actually perfectly OK to override text colors for emphasis in
> > specific bits of text -- if you also override the background color
> > *for these same bits of text*. The rest of the page can keep default
> > colors for both text and background.
> > 
> > Too bad that hardly any web author sticks to this simple rule.
> I tried that, and it looks really horrible - far worse than without
> background, because you get a snippet of white background in a dark
> text. 

I don't consider that horrible.

Anyways, you can't expect perfect aesthetics in view of varying
defaults. It's not the web author's responsibility to make it look nice
for people choosing unusual defaults. (Or with different levels of
functionality implemented by browsers.) It's the web author's
responsibility to keep it *usable* no matter what the
defaults/functionality, though.


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