When Black Is Not Really Black - Pages Versus RapidWeaver
When composing my web site each day, all files containing text are are produced using Pages. I Use Arial bold for the most part, although letters are run in Arial regular.
When I copy and paste the Pages text into RapidWeaver and publish it to the web, I do not get a solid black. In each case I get a washed-out looking version of black when viewed in Safari. That is, unless I take the extra step of selecting all type in each item and using the RapidWeaver colour panel control to switch the text to solid black.
I'm sure it isn't just me, but just in case it is, please take a look for yourself in this item:
The first paragraph, "I was in the 15 item express lane at the store quietly fuming." is a direct copy and past from Pages without using the black colour panel in RW. The following three paragraphs have been converted to RW black. I did this to see if the lead paragraph appears washed-out to others, or if I am seeing things?
Now for my question. If you agree the Pages text is less than solid black, how do I get Pages to make it solid black to avoid that extra step with RW on everything I publish?
Use the Page Inspector in RW to change the default text colour to black for the theme you are using. Most themes allow you to do this but some older ones do not so you may be stuck changing it manually.
I just checked and the theme you are using (baukraft) does not allow you to change the default colour in the page inspector. You'll need to add CSS in the Page Inspector under Header---> CSS to change the default font colour on all pages.
Don. On my eMac running Camino the difference is just barely visible. I probably would not have noticed it with out your que. It is more noticeable in Safari but more like a dark grey than washed out.
I would guess the template was created back when most high end monitors were still CRTs.
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It's not the case here - the theme he is using has the body text colour default set to gray - to change the default in this case, he will need to overwrite the CSS.
Thanks for all the replies guys. Now the big question: How does one overwrite the CSS? I have no idea how to accomplish that. I know where it is located and how to access it, but no idea what to type in there to get a solid black. It now looks like this: