I really like the new beta theme, I guess it is much more attractive to newcomers than the sketchy one (which I also liked). Thanks a lot!

However I'm slightly embarrassed because I can't read what I type, both in the title and in the body of a post. I never encountered the problem on other StackExchange sites. The symptoms corresponds to some css illness where only one among background-color or color is defined (in this case background-color.) The foreground is set to my system default which is close enough to the specified background so that I cant see it.

Please choose to specify both or none, but not only one. Thank you!

Ah it's expected to be a question… Hum, can someone fix this? ;-)

  • $\begingroup$ What browser/OS are you using? Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing (or not seeing :))? $\endgroup$
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 7, 2012 at 2:49
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    $\begingroup$ @Anna I think my diagnostic of the problem is pretty clear: Please remove the background: #fff field for the textarea field in the css stylesheet, or alternatively add a properly defined color property. Btw the validation service finds 136 errors in the stylesheet (not counting warnings…) $\endgroup$ Mar 7, 2012 at 8:59
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, and if you really want to know: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0. $\endgroup$ Mar 7, 2012 at 9:00
  • $\begingroup$ I'm looking into this now. $\endgroup$
    – Jin
    Mar 8, 2012 at 2:35

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I removed the explicit white background color from input fields and textarea. This change will be in the next production build. Please let me know if this solves your problem.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, this solves my problem! You might also consider adding a color: to the tags input field (but that's less problematic as they show up with readable colors in bubbles eventually). $\endgroup$ Mar 8, 2012 at 10:27

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