I have a club's new website online, with their color logo in position top left. The layout is a standard CSS derived from Dreamweaver 8.
The color of the main body in the layout is a pastel yellow ... and I changed the club logo to use the same color as a background color. It looked great on the two monitors here, in my office on my development computer. So obviously I finished up the site, happy that there was no transition between the logo background and the bg of the main body in the page.
Now I'm headed to a function with the group of directors in this organization, and I set their website up as home page in my laptop to take with me.
--YOU GUESSED IT!--
The website looks completely different on my laptop even though both of the monitors here on this computer are flat panels as well.
The laptop shows the proper background color on the GIF image logo, but not the main body of the page. The color in the main body is set in a CSS parameter, using the same hex code # that I used in the GIF background.
Why (on the Toshiba laptop monitor) do both MSIE and Firefox 2.x show the color in the GIF but not on the HTML portions of the site?
The errant display probably has a limited color palette that puts your hex color outside of it's range of display, so it makes an approximation. Compare the display properties and you'll probably find the problem.
I am using Web-Safe colors. The hex code is copied between the two objects so the color *is* the same indeed.
Your thoughts on the Toshiba Laptop's monitor however are more than likely the suspect. I have not looked yet, at the site via a CRT monitor. I'll have to pull the laptop out and hook it up to the one that's on my workbench to see how it looks.