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    ive just uploaded a test version of a site im starting: www.ameliealden.com/vnm/musicshop

    The links dont work yet. Im having a problem when i check it on a pc (to test in IE)

    actual layout and styling is fine in IE (whew..) but i immediately noticed something about the colours.

    Ive attached 2 screenshots - one of the pc's display and one of my macs. The colour is off on the pc version.. (Untitled.jpg)

    It doesnt matter what browser I use.. is there anything i could do about this? (Is it my css/colour choice??)

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    It looks the same on my PC ... I can view it with IE or FireFox.

    I think the issue is the age of your computer. You're picking a color
    that is not within the "bit range" of renderable colors. Most newer
    PCs will render more colors, thus matching them.

    How old is your PC and do you know how many colors it can display?

    Either you'll need to pick "safe" colors that are within the 24 bit range,
    or don't worry about it, as all newer PCs will render it correctly.


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    could also be the difference in monitors
    e.g. brightness/contrast settings, age, quality etc

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    Thanks for the replies people!

    It looks the same on my PC ... I can view it with IE or FireFox.
    Do you mean it looks the same as in the colours look messed up, or they look okay?

    I think the issue is the age of your computer. You're picking a color
    that is not within the "bit range" of renderable colors. Most newer
    PCs will render more colors, thus matching them.

    How old is your PC and do you know how many colors it can display?

    Either you'll need to pick "safe" colors that are within the 24 bit range,
    or don't worry about it, as all newer PCs will render it correctly.
    Im actually not sure, I know v well that my mac is newer though.. can i ask how i find out what safe colours are??

    @steve_rat - thanks, i think age might be whats affecting it going by what mlseim said, i did try to adjust brightness/contrast and just got a lighter/darker, more obvious/less obvious version of a site with dodgy colours :P


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    Emma ...

    I see no difference between the colors on IE and FF ...
    both look exactly the same to me (on the same computer).

    Here's a way to test it out.

    Download this free tool ... but only for Windows (not Mac).
    http://www.hikarun.com/e/

    As you mouse-over pixels, it will show you the HEX and RGB color codes.
    If your PC can't handle the color, it shows the closest safe color.



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