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fred_X
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 12-10-2003 23:46

Hey

Hope this is the right place for this subject.
Whilst doing some finalisation on a site using different browsers and different computers I came across a problem that's prety much set me back on the entire project.
I have several computers, P2,P3 and P4. the P4 shows images with gradients as being just as would be expected. yet the P2 and P3 show it as very 'woody' and with many steps as each colour progresses down the page. I should add that the images are of a high quality and other similar images on the net also have the same look to them.
Why is this?
The software is all different for each PC but I cant ever remember seeing a site whilst surfing with gradient images in them that appeared so ugly.
I have tried using this filter for IE only progid XImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(endColorstr='#000000', startColorstr='#ffffff', gradientType='0')
which I have to say is very good at what it does. But sadly it strangles a lesser PC's performance and all animated effects on the page slow to a veritable stop. So its not very practical.

Dont know if anyone out there has any advice on how to achieve a more PC friendly means of graduating a colour over an entire page or a reason as to why gif/jpg images appear so bad but I would appreciate some feed back if nothing it would indeed enlighten me.
Looks like I may have to revert to standard colours also. Sigh.

Thanks

cyoung
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The northeast portion of the 30th star
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 12-11-2003 00:32

Sounds like you need to up your color resolution on the P2 and P3.



[This message has been edited by cyoung (edited 12-11-2003).]

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 12-11-2003 00:33

Often the problem is the monitor color res, not the software (maybe the video card sometimes, but das harwere). Try setting your monitor to 24bit (True Color) and everything should look fine. I am stuck in 16 bit because of cursed ZSnes. :/

EDIT: cyoung beat me
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[This message has been edited by Alevice (edited 12-11-2003).]

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-11-2003 01:50

Yup Yup!

That would be 16 bit color for you.... or... *gasP* 256? I dont think palm devices even use 256 any more though.

16 bit will screw ya every time though.


fred_X
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 12-12-2003 17:46

yep yep
That was the problem. Increasing it to 32 made it all work perfectly
Thanks very much fellas. Your all on my Christmas list from next year onwards :P
If I dont see you before then I hope you all have a good one.
Fred_X

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 12-12-2003 22:13

Gee, i dont want to be a gift!

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