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Quick technical survey

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Scarred Sun, Apr 21, 2011.

Do you see a gradient in your browser on text one?

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Scarred Sun

    Scarred Sun

    Be who you needed when you were younger Administrator
    Tower 8 ️
    Welp, this.
    <div style="background: #FF8D2C; /* for non-css3 browsers */
    /* For WebKit (Safari, Google Chrome etc) */
    background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#FFFFFF), to(#FF8D2C));
    /* For Mozilla/Gecko (Firefox etc) */
    background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #FFFFFF, #FF8D2C);
    /* For Opera */
    background: -o-linear-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#FFFFFF), to(#FF8D2C));
    /* For Internet Explorer 5.5 - 7 */
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#FFFFFF, endColorstr=#FF8D2C);
    /* For Internet Explorer 8 */
    -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#FFFFFF, endColorstr=#FF8D2C)";">Is there a gradient behind this text?<br/> Please vote yes or no.</div>

  2. Cinossu


    London, UK
    Sonic the Hedgehog Extended Edition
    My day started the same as ever, waking up in my bedroom covered in golden yellow duvet. After stretching out to remove any kinks from my post-asleep body I looked to my right I saw my alarm clock, thankfully not on due to the holidays, reading 10:14.

    'A good time to wake up,' I thought to myself.

    Stretching once more, I pushed the duvet off of me and got out of my bed. Yawning, I stumbled into the bathroom, pausing for a second as I rubbed my eyes. Turning on the cold water I splashed a handful into my face, finally waking up fully thanks to its temperature.

    After a wash and brushing my teeth I made my way to the kitchen, deciding on cereal for breakfast. Pouring milk into the bowl until it was full to the brim, my preferred way of eating cereal, I took it along with a box of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes back into my bedroom. Crunchy Nut Cornflakes were my current cereal of the month, the beauty of so many different ones available meaning I would not get tired of the same meal again and again every morning.

    Sitting down with the bowl, and pouring a liberal amount of cereal into it, I turned to my laptop. It was still powered on, as always, due to doing the majority of my downloading at night. Some were still going, much to my dismay, but there was nothing I could do but mutter to myself about stingy seeders.

    My first port of call online was my multiple e-mail accounts. Nothing of interest was to be found in them, just a few spam messages urging me to both enlarge my penis and my breasts.

    'An interesting combination, to be sure, but surely interesting in other ways to those who probably frequent the Oldbie Lounge,' I chuckled to myself, reminiscing about some of the more intriguing topics in there.

    Thoughts of the Oldbie Lounge made my next Internet destination an obvious one, the Sonic Retro Message Boards. Upon opening the page, I noticed the New Posts icon next to the Announcements forum. Curious, I opened the subforum, and saw a new Poll topic by Scarred Sun. Further curious from the topic title of "Do you see a gradient in your browser?", I proceeded to look at the post to see if, indeed, I could see the gradient. Upon seeing I could, a lovely change from white through to orange with black text upon it, I clicked the "Yes" button to the poll, thinking everything was over.

    It was not to be so, however, as after submitting my result I noticed another line to the post, and one I could not ignore. It read "DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST BEYOND VOTING I COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL STORY".

    'Well, I can't just stand idly by to a challenge like that!' thought my mind, upon where I began writing the very tale of the morning you are reading right now.

    I hope you have enjoyed this tale of my morning, for I have enjoyed writing it.
  3. FraGag


    Tech Member
    For the record, the -ms-filter property is "broken", because the quotes around the value conflict with the quotes used for the style attribute itself. Using &quot; should fix it. However, IE 9 and IE 10 PP 1 pick up the old filter property, so it still works in those browsers. Also, the quotes won't be a problem if used in a <style> element or in an external style sheet.

    And I'm terribly sorry for going against the rules and bringing some constructive feedback on the topic.
  4. Perfect Chaos Zero

    Perfect Chaos Zero

    Notoriously Inebriated Oldbie
    Yes there is a gradient behind the text.
  5. Mad Echidna

    Mad Echidna

    Gone Oldbie
    Sure is
  6. Vitiman


    If you had quite possibly thought that the gradient behind the text is not there, then you might want to reconsider that thought. It is very there, and if you refuse to see such a gradient, then there may be a problem with your browser. Browser indeed rhymes with Bowser, the main villain in the "Mario Brothers" gaming franchise. Mario is also known as the rival to Sonic The Hedgehog, of which this very site is about! What a coincidence! Or maybe Scarred Sun is planning some sort of evil plot with the "gradient" and the "coincidence" that I am discussing with you, the readers. This could very well be the conspiracy to end all conspiracies, friends. Or maybe this is all paranoia working me all up. Either way, that gradient is there and I hope it doesn't slaughter my family. If words could talk... these words would speak like many words could do. Talking like words would. But I can hear them... the words... they are saying something very faint... "gradients, they are the lies within the system"...

    ~Will Scarred Sun reveal his evil plot? Will the words continue their rant about the system? Will the gradient show up to those who cannot see it? We may never know...~
  7. Frozen Nitrogen

    Frozen Nitrogen

    Wouldn't the door have been easier? Wiki Sysop
    Wait wait wait wait wait.
    DID you enlarge your penis and your breasts?
  8. Scarred Sun

    Scarred Sun

    Be who you needed when you were younger Administrator
    Tower 8 ️
    Welp, this.
    People who pull off the joke: Cinossu
    People who don't pull of the joke: not Cinossu
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