[thelist] White Wordmarks and Printing

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Mon Apr 2 13:02:25 CDT 2007

Give the white lettering a dark border?

Sometimes simplest solution is best!  ;)

BTW, I think the term you want is "watermark"; or am I misunderstanding?

Stephen Rider

On Apr 2, 2007, at 12:39 PM, Noah St. Amand wrote:

> Hi,
> I've done a number of sites lately where the wordmark is white text  
> on a
> colour gradient, or over a photo (I don't design them). In the  
> interest
> of keeping everything as semantic as possible, I generally separate  
> the
> wordmark from the background, make the wordmark a PNG with
> alpha-transparency (with the necessary IE < 7 fixes incorporated), and
> implement the background as a background in the CSS.
> This works great on the screen, but creates a problem when it comes  
> time
> to do a print stylesheet. Because the logo is an image in the  
> document,
> it is printed, but the background behind it is almost always not. As a
> result, the logo is completely invisible (because it's entirely  
> white).

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