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Post by rowzfootball on December 21st 2012, 8:03 pm

Hi
We have set up the forum this afternoon and are really happy with everything - apart from when we want to type a reply post we can't read what we are typing. We have tried changing font colours etc but nothing seems to work!!

the forum is rowzfootballtrading.forumotion.co.uk

Any help would be appreciated as not tech minded at all.
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Post by The Lone Ranger on December 21st 2012, 9:39 pm

Try AP>Display>Pics & Colours>Colours>CSS Style sheet

look for something like this
Code:
BODY { font-family: Verdana, Tahoma; Arial; sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: #ffffff; margin: px px px px;

and change the #ffffff to #000000. (It changes the font colour from white to black.)

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Post by rowzfootball on December 21st 2012, 11:57 pm

Thanks for the reply Mermaid but that didn't work, I want the writing to be white when it appears on the site as it works well with the background colours, I just need to be able to see what I'm typing before it gets posted. I've copied the beginning of the CSS to maybe assist?

body {
background-color: #000000;
background-image: url("http://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/11/76/69/34/bg10.gif");
background-attachment: scroll;
}
* html {
scrollbar-face-color: #dee3e7;
scrollbar-highlight-color: #ffffff;
scrollbar-shadow-color: #dee3e7;
scrollbar-3dlight-color: #d1d7dc;
scrollbar-arrow-color: #006699;
scrollbar-track-color: #efefef;
scrollbar-darkshadow-color: #98aab1;
}
*+ html {
scrollbar-face-color: #dee3e7;
scrollbar-highlight-color: #ffffff;
scrollbar-shadow-color: #dee3e7;
scrollbar-3dlight-color: #d1d7dc;
scrollbar-arrow-color: #006699;
scrollbar-track-color: #efefef;
scrollbar-darkshadow-color: #98aab1;
}
th,td,p {
font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif }
a img {
border: none;
}
a:link,a:active,a:visited {
color : #000000;
}
a:hover{
text-decoration: underline !important;
color : #ffffff;

Really frustrating!!!!
Thanks for your help

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Post by SLGray on December 22nd 2012, 12:00 am

So you want to change the text editor's background color?

Add to CSS:
Code:
textarea.inputbox {
    background-color: black;
}


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Post by Kaizer Lee on December 22nd 2012, 12:09 am

Hi,

ACP < Display < Colors < Text Color: < Change it to #000 < Save

Hope that helps Smile

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Post by rowzfootball on December 22nd 2012, 8:08 am

SLG thats exactly what I want to do, i have added that line to the bottom of the CSS page and nothing changes, how long should it take to apply?

Kaiser - I only want to change the area where you post topics or replies, not the whole font colour sitewide.

I know this is probably something really simple but I'm getting a load of pressure from members wanting to use this site asap and this is making me look unprofessional Shit

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Post by rowzfootball on December 22nd 2012, 8:21 am

ok I've tried to put all of the colours to black on the first page on the colours section as I dont understand the css formats and still nothing happens to anything, no colour changes on the forum at all..... getting to the point of deleting it and looking elsewhere

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Post by Kaizer Lee on December 22nd 2012, 9:13 am

Try clearing your cookies and cache or log in Firefox, usually depicts the results Smile

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Post by rowzfootball on December 22nd 2012, 10:05 am

Ok, I cleared cookies and logged on and amended via firefox. It worked correctly on the preview (which is the first time that has happened) but when I log onto the forum on a different tab it doesnt show the changes! Should this happen immediately?
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Post by rowzfootball on December 22nd 2012, 10:21 am

Is there anyone who if I give my login details they can fix for me? Really sorry but this is way over my head and I just dont really know what I'm doing!!!

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Post by Sanket on December 22nd 2012, 4:46 pm

You can PM me the details, i can check it for you.

edit:
Add this to your css & check.
Code:
input.post, textarea.post, select{
color: #ffffff !important;
}

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Post by rowzfootball on December 22nd 2012, 5:44 pm

Hi Sankey
I copied that to the end of the CSS, saved it and it still hasnt changed the background on the post a reply area.
Would it change it immediately or is there a delay?
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Post by rowzfootball on December 22nd 2012, 7:26 pm

still no joy, who is next I wonder to help ? Ha Ha

I am quite happy to give someone my password and then change it afterwards if you want to do this for me.. I am now at my wits end.

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Post by SLGray on December 22nd 2012, 7:27 pm

Please don't double/triple post. Your post need to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button instead!


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Post by rowzfootball on December 22nd 2012, 7:47 pm

I'm sorry but it seems that I'm just not getting anywhere, I have people who want to use my forum but cant see their typing in the post/reply box. I've tried everyones suggestions as above, I've even asked if anyone can access my forum to try to fix the issue to no avail. I find it a mixture of annoying and rather hypocritical that whilst my forum is far from complete it would appear I could buy lots of credits without objection, I am only asking for somebody with a hideous amount of knowledge if they can put it right, I doubt it is the most complex issue that has arisen on this forum.

We will ensure we don't ask for help again if it is offensive and inside the 24 hour time zone permitted, it is just that at this rate it will not be solved by the middle of next year.

We are just beyond angry, apologies once again, it is mere frustration.

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Post by tomtastic on December 22nd 2012, 10:12 pm

Give up the black background like I did. It just doesn't work. It depends on the theme but on the profile pages I had links disappearing upon roll over. If I changed the text editor to black it made the drop down menu also black and you couldn't read them. It just doesn't work. Yeah, I know what you mean, you have people angry at you because they can't post anything because they can't read anything they're typing.

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Post by rowzfootball on December 22nd 2012, 10:23 pm

thanks tomtastic but it doesnt matter what colour I change the background to you still can't see the typing

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Post by tomtastic on December 22nd 2012, 10:52 pm

I didn't read thru all the posts here, are you referring to the background in the posts or the text editor while you type? And what is your main background color?

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Post by tomtastic on December 22nd 2012, 10:59 pm

Ok, I just went to your forum.

The blue admin color is hard to read. I haven't figured out how to change this either.

You're drop down menu's are set to FFF, hard to read. Maybe change this in the display/colors/Drop-down menu, form fields and header border color to black?

I can't navigate to profile tab unless I register, I know I had trouble with mine, check and make sure all links are showing there.

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Post by tomtastic on December 22nd 2012, 11:07 pm

To fix the text editor problem that last bit should fix that and the drop down menu, but you're still going to have the problem with black links which are hard to read against background and member names are also black.

Try changing your link color (second from top on color management) to that bright yellow color #e5ff05 also you'll need a hover and visited/active color, could be the same or white, see what works.

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Post by Sanket on December 23rd 2012, 6:50 am


tomtastic, Please don't double/triple post. Your post need to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button instead!

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Post by tomtastic on December 23rd 2012, 10:45 am

Didn't

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Post by tomtastic on December 23rd 2012, 10:46 am

feel

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Post by tomtastic on December 23rd 2012, 10:47 am

like editing!

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Post by rowzfootball on December 23rd 2012, 12:56 pm

Hi Tomtastic
Thanks for your advice, I have tried all of your suggestions and they still haven't worked....
I have created a test user, if you have time could you take a look? the login name is testlogin and the password is test12345.
I am sort of happy with the forum as it is looks wise apart from in the text editor screen whenever you want to post a reply or start a new topic you simply cannot see what you are typing. I also noticed when I registered the new test user that you also cannot see your typing in those fields either.
Its probably something really simple but it is such an important thing not to work!!!
Thanks again

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Post by The Lone Ranger on December 23rd 2012, 1:22 pm

Hi rowz, I can't help you with your text colour but I've made a new button for your "Calendar" on your Navbar. Go to AP>Display>Pics Management>advanced mode

scroll down to Navbar images and put this link in for your "Calendar" link image. http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy13/harmonicaman_photos/i_icon_mini_CALENDAR.png

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Post by rowzfootball on December 23rd 2012, 1:41 pm

Thank you ever so much.

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Post by The Lone Ranger on December 23rd 2012, 1:47 pm

@rowzfootball wrote:Thank you ever so much.

No problem. I suggest you save the image to your own photo hosting site and put the link from there in place of mine, in case my photobucket site ever goes down. Very Happy

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Post by Sanket on December 23rd 2012, 3:11 pm

tomtastic, Please don't double/triple post. Your post needs to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button instead! If you still feel like double posting go ahead & double post & i will be happy to issue you a warning Smile

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Post by rowzfootball on December 24th 2012, 8:50 am

Sanket is there any chance you can solve our issue or do you just have a go at people for posting out of the allocated time zone, Shocked

No seriously I am amazed that a query like ours is sitting on here and noone from forumotion want to get this right, up and running so we can buy credits and use the forum properly, who on earth is monitoring things here, we have even given the permission and details for someone to access it and amend it for us, it would appear apart from fellow forum users noone in authority gives a Toss. Typical Gooner !!! HA HA..

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