Aaagh! I redid the image to be 1px taller. Now the fuzziness appears in Opera and IE! Clearly it's a Windows problem. I'm on XP SP1.
How are designers supposed to work with crazy effects like these happening? (And no I haven't been drinking! :))
[Update: I see that moving the browser window up or down slightly causes the effect to appear and disappear. Most odd. So now it definitely affects all browsers. I'll try and get it not to happen when the browsers are maximised.]
This might also be an issue with your graphics card, Hester -- can you check it on other computers?
Designers quickly discover the limits of the online medium, and there are many. It just ain't print, and print has its own limitations. And have you noticed the problems with normal definition TV graphics?
[edited by: tedster at 10:42 pm (utc) on Mar. 7, 2004]
Are you using the web-safe palette for your colors?
Is your display setting set for 256 colors, High Color (16-bit, thousands of colors), or True Color (24-bit and 32-bit, millions of colors)? Only True Color can display all 16.7 million colors without dithering or color shifting.
Also, I believe that less than 60 percent of web users currently are using True Color. So designing your page for the other 40+ percent is important.