Today I was in trouble. My girlfriend had turned the user setting of the page background to black on her Opera. This she did to “save energy”, which sounds a bit trivial to me, as she has a small LCD.
Anyway, I tried to open a page, but I didn’t see anything but blue links and a few images. I wondered what was going on, but realized that it must be the black background doing its tricks here. I didn’t know where or how it could be set to white again, so I took a deep breath and opened the page in Internet Explorer. It loaded fine and everything was viewable again.
So this is a word of advice to all CSS coders: remember to give a background
color and a base text color to your
Now user settings will be overwritten and texts are readable with some basic CSS and you can override these styles later on in your CSS files.
I also told my girlfriend to change the black background to a dark gray. It’s
still dark but I don’t need to open IE if a
body accident has happened.