[RESOLVED] Website unreadable
toastal
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On my dark-themed GTK on Firefox 95.0b4, the Liquorix website is illegible.The reason why is that the document is setting a default `color: #222` but not a corresponding `background`. As such, I have black on black text.

The resolution would be to set either `:root`, `html`, or `body` to `background: #fff` to have black on white text.
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damentz
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It looks fine for me using Dark Reader on both my desktop and phone. What are you using to get "dark mode"?

EDIT: In my experience, Dark Reader is the only extension to get dark mode working with high success rate (nearly 99% on mobile, 95% on desktop). Everything else is about 50% or lower.
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techAdmin
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He is technically correct, you should set a default background color along with the default global color: in the main body tag css. Otherwise it's assumed, and often as you note, the stuff assumes wrong.

eg:

:: Code ::
body {
  font-size: 1.5em; /* currently ems cause chrome bug misinterpreting rems on body element */
  line-height: 1.6;
  font-weight: 400;
  font-family: "Raleway", "HelveticaNeue", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  color: #222;
  background: #fff;}


all the other defaults in that set are right, size in ems, line-height, font family, just missing background explicitly set. In europe I think sites have to do that to pass usability requirements, but it's always a good idea to do it to avoid applications making up what to do, and then picking the wrong thing.
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damentz
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Thanks, I added the background: #fff as you recommended.

@toastal, can you check if dark mode works for you now?
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