Thursday, September 08, 2011

Help me fix this black background shit

EDITED TO ADD: FIXED! Thanks for the help!

The blog is showing up fine for me in Firefox but not in IE, and I presume it's looking black to most of you as well, but I looked at my HTML and it looks the same as the old copy I have saved, so I can't figure out where the problem is. Blogger doesn't really have a traditional tech support. I have limited knowledge in this area. Can anybody help me out here?


  1. Anonymous12:03 PM

    You should be able to go to your blogspot account and readjust the settings.

  2. I don't know much about blogger but if you can get to the style sheet, then this:


    is set to give the black background. If you find it and change black to white, it'll be fine.

  3. Oh if it were that easy, Anonymous. This is a custom design, not the standard template.

    I'll look for that, Allan. Thanks.


  5. Thanks, John, but it's more complicated than that. It has to be done in HTML.

  6. Just logged into an old blogger account I had. Go to your settings/template and in "Edit HTML" search for #content (not necessarily #content-wrapper). Look for "background: (whatever)" and change either #000 or black to white.

    That's about the most detailed I could suggest without actually being logged in.

  7. Will that change the whole background to white, or just the part with the text?

    Thanks for the help. Someone else designed this a long time ago and all I know is the basics.

  8. It should just change the content parts. Sidebars and post area.

  9. Awesome. I'll try it out when I get home.

  10. Anonymous6:16 AM

    Emily, you got one the best blog in town. We like the way it looks.

    You got a blog better than all these other retard abusive blogs and forums out there. Who should remain nameless.


  11. Michael8:53 AM

    /* global
    ----------------------------------------------- */
    body {
    margin: 0;
    text-align: center;
    min-width: 900px;
    background: #000000;
    color: #333333;
    font-size: small;

    Find this code and change background: #000000; to be #ffffff;

    that should fix the problem.

  12. Yay! Thanks Allan and Michael. The problem appears to be fixed.

  13. Anonymous1:02 PM

    I use Firefox, and don't know if anyone else has already noticed/mentioned it, but there's what looks like a panda bear in the upper right corner.

  14. Holy crap, where did HE come from?

  15. Emily. Glad it was a technical problem. Was about to make an appointment with my ophthalmologist.


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