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CSS rendering problem on new sony laptop
Opera 9 ok, FF 2.0 & IE7 don't render correctly

 4:04 pm on Apr 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

CSS files render correctly on XP Pro SP2 on Dell desktop in all three browsers (IE6, not upgraded to 7 though)

CSS file validated at W3C, no warnings or errors

On the Sony VAIO Media Center Edition with XP SP2, CSS files only render correctly in Opera. Both FF ver and IE7 don't render backgrounds or mouseover backgrounds.

At first I thought it must be an error in my CSS but checked a few other sites and found the same rendering problems - even Google pages!

Searched WebmasterWorld but found nothing. Any ideas?



 1:03 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I would suggest it's Media Centre that's causing your problems, not the Sony laptop. I can't help more though, don't have it myself.


 1:19 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

sorry didn't see this response till now - new replies email notifications not working...

Thanks, Dabrowski but if it were Media Center I would think it would effect all 3 browsers?

Searched around for XP Media Center and CSS rendering problems though and can't find anything. I would also think that if this is a Media Center problem Google would have found a way to render their background and top level image correctly. BTW, WebmasterWorld doesn't render correctly either.

Any other ideas? Possible incorrect system settings?


 1:29 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

BTW, WebmasterWorld doesn't render correctly either.

WebmasterWorld doesn't use CSS, so I'm thinking this is not a CSS issue but a background related issue and it could be system setting but I wouldn't know where to start :o

I'll ask around and maybe see if this shouldn't be in the hardware forum or multimedia/graphics



 1:38 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

This is a wild stab in the dark, but have you got your system colours set to 24-bit/32-bit? If they're low and you're trying to change colour subtly then you might not be able to see the change.


 9:19 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks SuzyUK and Robin_reala.

I knew that WebmasterWorld and G didn't actually use CSS, but my own site and several of the others that do don't render correctly, so that's where I started. Then I noticed that G and WebmasterWorld also didn't render correctly.

I don't think it's a hardware issue since Opera renders correctly, but then I am a real dummy when it comes to hardware.

This is a new laptop and I haven't muddled around in it so doubt I've screwed something up, but then again....

Thanks for taking a stab at it, I'll try searching for Media Center and background instead of CSS in the meantime.


 10:43 am on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

I really don't know what the answer is, however, everything that you've said suggests it's a common setting or file between FF & IE.
Have you updated with the OS?
Have you removed FF, then tried re-installing it?

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