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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2010, 11:44:27 AM »
PC with Light Green and Flamingvixen. I see nothing until highlighted.
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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2010, 11:57:16 AM »
PC with Light Golden and Internet Explorer...didn't work.

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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2010, 12:01:29 PM »
It worked perfectly.  No text visible at all between the parentheses until I highlighted it.  Cool!
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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2010, 12:03:49 PM »
I use FF and it is completely invisible for me on my light violet background.  I can see it in white when I highlight.
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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2010, 12:29:07 PM »
Mac, using FF browser, color scheme light navy--I can't see the text, even when I highlight it; same result when I changed the color scheme to light golden

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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2010, 12:33:14 PM »
I'm on a Mac, using the light navy color scheme and FF -- I can't see the text at all even when I highlight it.

I suspect it has to do with how highlighting works on a Mac, though.  When someone uses yellow or white text, highlighting it doesn't actually make it more legible when I'm on a Mac (even though it does when I'm on a PC).  Highlighting doesn't change the color of the text on Macs, it just adds a light blue background.

Ferrets posted another way of getting truly illegible text, though.  You can use the "glow" function (the G next to the strikeout button).  So if you use the following code:

[glow=black,9,300]testing invisible text[/glow]

You get text that looks like this:
testing invisible text

Highlighting it ought to make it perfectly legible.  You can also use other colors (the default color for glow is red), but you have to change the color of the text to match the glow color:
[glow=red,9,300][color=red]testing invisible text[/color][/glow]

testing invisible text

The default setting for the "glow" tag is "red,2,300" -- you'll want to change the 2 to a 9, because some browsers end up seeing fuzzy colored text instead of a block of color.  At "9" the text is fuzzy enough to be illegible until you highlight it (I think), but at "2" it's still legible.


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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2010, 01:12:42 PM »
PC, Internet Explorer, light pink - didn't work
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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2010, 03:03:20 PM »
PC, FF, light golden - was invisible until highlighted.
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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2010, 03:37:11 PM »
I'm on a PC with windows vista and I've tested it with the latest versions of Flamingvixen, chrome and explorerr. Works for the first two but not the latter.

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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2010, 04:01:11 PM »
Very interesting as to whom it does and doesn't work for.
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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2010, 04:56:43 PM »
PC, IE8, Light Lilac. Doesn't work, I only see black text.

This is weird how it works for some and doesn't for others!
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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2010, 09:28:06 PM »
Looks like Internet Explorer is the main problem, eh?

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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2010, 09:33:57 PM »
I'm on a Mac, using the light navy color scheme and FF -- I can't see the text at all even when I highlight it.

I suspect it has to do with how highlighting works on a Mac, though.  When someone uses yellow or white text, highlighting it doesn't actually make it more legible when I'm on a Mac (even though it does when I'm on a PC).  Highlighting doesn't change the color of the text on Macs, it just adds a light blue background.

Ferrets posted another way of getting truly illegible text, though.  You can use the "glow" function (the G next to the strikeout button).  So if you use the following code:

[glow=black,9,300]testing invisible text[/glow]

You get text that looks like this:
testing invisible text

Highlighting it ought to make it perfectly legible.  You can also use other colors (the default color for glow is red), but you have to change the color of the text to match the glow color:
[glow=red,9,300][color=red]testing invisible text[/color][/glow]

testing invisible text

The default setting for the "glow" tag is "red,2,300" -- you'll want to change the 2 to a 9, because some browsers end up seeing fuzzy colored text instead of a block of color.  At "9" the text is fuzzy enough to be illegible until you highlight it (I think), but at "2" it's still legible.

Huh. Internet explorer here - the OP didn't work for me, but this one does.

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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2010, 09:42:10 PM »
PC, Flamingvixen, light golden, works perfectly for me :)

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Re: Invisible Text? It CAN be done!
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2010, 10:00:20 PM »
Mac, Flamingvixen, light blue scheme, no dice - couldn't see text either highlighted or not.