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My question is... is using white text on color going to cause me any unforseen problems? I want to have the site be as accessability friendly as possible. I have found some realy nice colors that look great with white text on them.
White text should pose no problem at all. Those browsers that don't understand CSS will simply render the background white and the text black. The only issue might come if you run into a browser that doesn't understand the background property yet renders the text white - then the user will never see the text. But I can't think of a browser that might do this.
As for those browsers that don't support graphics or convert HTML to audible, the text color shouldn't affect the user's experience at all.
For more information re: accessibilty you may want to visit [w3.org...] if you haven't already.
<edited> reason: "pose no problem" instead of "pose a problem"</edited>
[edited by: lorax at 6:22 pm (utc) on Dec. 16, 2002]
However, we didn't use that combination, we used white text on mid-dark'ish blue, via style sheets for all fonts. The problem was obviously when the style sheets hadn't loaded that they were getting problems.
Now, I have seen our site (and others) appear *on occasion* without the style sheets, very rare though. Also, when you refresh or click to go the next page, they load and all is fine. So, I wonder why those people who complained didn't just see the 'wrong look' once and then see the site the correct way on the next page? Are there some browsers that can't interpret CSS (like viewing from a Dreamcast on TV etc.)
Anyway, the w/master set the default text colour (i.e. if CSS didn't load) to white or whatever and ever since then, no-one has e-mailed.
Not sure if this makes sense to you, but hope it helps?!