RE: Color-bar behind text in browsers

Subject: RE: Color-bar behind text in browsers
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Kevin McLauchlan'" <kmclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 17:28:45 -0500

Not sure, but it sounds like you need to look at where the call for the
color-fade bar is located. IE7 actually should mimic FireFox a lot closer
than IE6 and previous versions. Earlier versions of IE required workarounds
in the CSS files.

Hope that helps.


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Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 2:58 PM
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Subject: Color-bar behind text in browsers

Hey list...

A version of this came around a couple of years ago, I think.

Our company WebHelp template includes an orange color-fade bar behind the
top-level page-title heading - it's part of the page-title definition in the
That is, it's jpg image the height of 24-pt text, and as wide as the page.
It's only purpose is to be a bit ornamental and to make the heading text
stand out.

That heading might be literally at the top of the page, or it might be below
a header section on some types of page.

In IE6 and other browsers, it looked fine.

In IE7, and in current-model FireFox and Opera, I don't get to see the
background color bar, unless the heading is about to scroll off the top of
the page.

Is there some setting that should be applied in the CSS to fix this?

Is it clear what I'm trying to describe?

This is obviously not a show-stopper, but QA noticed it, and it's annoying
that it used to work and no longer does.


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