View Full Version : Can't get background color proper?
09-07-2005, 06:13 AM
I downloaded and set up the Sugar template and have it up and running. Everything appears to work fine as of now, except I cannot for the life of me get the background color to work properly.
In Dreamweaver, the Design portion shows the site exactly as it should be, with a background that matches the final edge color of the png files from the template (does that make sense?). However, when I load it up in IE after having uploaded the entire template directory (including stylesheet), the color comes out differently. I tried adding a background-color and color line to the stylesheet for the proper color (#272727), but it still comes up different. That's about the extent of my HTML knowledge (actually, I looked that up on the web). Any help would be appreciated.
The site in question is: http://plog.funktifeye.com
09-07-2005, 04:02 PM
use photoshop (or any imaging program that can read hex colours) to make sure your hex code is accurate - also, i would suggest only using 'web safe' colours (not sure if that is websafe..) as there can be no guarantee of consistent colour otherwise.
09-07-2005, 06:42 PM
unfortunately it comes with many browsers that the definition of a background color doesn't match the color of an image
I remember that for many years
you take the color (RGB) of a graphic file and use that exact color for background and there is still a difference
this is handled differently by the browsers
did you check it with Firefox? Opera?
you know, IE is not updated for many years now and very behind the standards...
09-07-2005, 08:26 PM
@Joey - I did a screen capture and checked the color in PS, but I'm not sure what this is supposed to help with. I am under the impression that the background color is not related to an image because I get a reading that doesn't correspond to the color of any of the images in the template's image folder. And I can't find any hint of this hex-code color in the stylesheet either.
The 'background' image (if I understand correctly) is the white part in the middle and the gray borders to it, since these are what I was able to pull up in Photoshop. Outside of the gray borders though, I have no idea how to control the color.
@Connie - I tried with Firefox with similar results, though I haven't tried with Opera. But, since Firefox and IE seem to make up 99% of anybody who visits my website, I hope I can get it to work well in those.
Any other ideas by chance?
09-09-2005, 06:49 PM
I figured it out - I had to save my PNG template images as sRGB (they were as Adobe RGB by default from PS) for proper web display. Thanks for the advice.
09-09-2005, 08:51 PM
great, that it works now!
one thing we can learn from that: the more programs are involved the higher the chance that they do something "special" ...
we know this from Microsoft software as well as from Adobe :rolleyes:
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