Help! Background color dropped to white in Internet Explorer. (7 posts)

  1. gilesc1029
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have been using the Sliding Doors theme to create my website.
    My site was coming along great and I really love the theme.

    I noticed this evening that my site’s background color turned white in Internet Explorer but it looks fine in Safari.
    I thought the problem was with a plugin I installed to embed Google docs. I erased it and undid all of the work I did on the site today.
    Nothing seems to put it back.
    I have not messed with any of the CSS appearance code. The problem only started today and since I undid everything I did today, I don’t know how come it is still showing up as a white background.

    I even deactivated and reactivated the theme. No success.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem or have any suggestions on how I might fix it?
    Thank you.

    Here is the site: http://www.gilesclarke.com

  2. DianeV
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I took a look at your CSS file, which does not specify a background color.

    You could add to it something like:

    body {background:#000}

    That would make the background black.
    My mistake; I was looking at the wrong CSS file. Yours does specify that the background should be black.

    Barring that the change was made in the CSS file, what else did you do that might have affected the site display?

  3. marjiec
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I finally got the background to change to black.
    I think there is a script that is controlling it but if you change your body css to this it will change the background color to black.
    body {background:black!important;
    text-align: center;
    color: white;
    font-family: “Lucida Grande",Tahoma,"Lucida Sans Unicode",Verdana,sans-serif;


  4. gilesc1029
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Thank you for the feedback. I realized what the problem was. I tried to make an adjustment to the CSS code several days ago to attempt to adjust the font of the page title. Nothing I did made any difference to the format of the page. However, I was only looking at it in Safari, not Internet Explore.
    I must have deleted the background font color at the time, but never noticed because I was only looking on safari.

    To fix the problem, I switched the theme to the default 2010 theme and deleted the Sliding Doors theme completely. I then reinstalled it and re-uploaded the slider pictures. Everything is back to normal.
    Thanks Again.

  5. DianeV
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That's great that you fixed it. Strange, though, that it would require the !important. The background:black (or background:#000) should have done it. So it may be that something else is/was controlling it.

    That said, the changes to the CSS file should have been reflected in the page display in both IE and Safari (and other browsers as well).

  6. innkeeperea
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just noticed that the slider page names are shadowed to show better in Firefox and Chrome. When I view in IE, no shadow:-( So what is up with that? How do I compensate / fix this?
    Thanks for any assistance someone can provide

  7. innkeeperea
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does Anyone know if there is a way to use sliding door theme but with different size images for the slide effect?

    Thanks for sharing.

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