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Background colors not matching

I've got a gradient that fades into the background color at the bottom. Head out to http://www.countryshowdown.com and you'll see what I'm working with.

Problem is, with some machines, there's a hard line break towards the bottom. It's not happening on my computer. Both Mac and PC render it fine. Nevertheless, the client has a couple of machines on their site where it doesn't look right.

One suggestion was to use a background image. instead of simply defining the color (background-color: #whatever). In other words, create a 1X1 pixel image that's the color I'm struggling with and just repeat that. Problem is, I'm already using a background image to facilitate the gradient.

I don't know if layering could help in this situation but I wanted to run it by some minds greater than my own. Bottom line: Despite the code being sound (I have my css doc attached), on some machines it doesn't look right. What options do I have to get rid of the hard line break at the bottom of the page?
body {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #000000;
	text-align: left;
	vertical-align: top;
	padding: 0px;
	height: 100%;
	width: 100%;
	margin: 0;
	background-color: #604e3e;
	background-image: url(images/filler.jpg);	
	background-repeat: repeat-x;
}

table.songwriting {
	border: solid white 1px;
	}

td {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
}

td.main_body {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
text-align:center;
}

td.standard {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
text-align:left;
}

td.black_body {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
text-align:left;
}

td.body {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
line-height:200%;
text-align:left;
}

td.video {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 10px;
color: #ffffff;
}

td.header {
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 14px;
color: #ffffff;
background-color: #000000;
text-align:left;
}

td.date_contestant {
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
}
td.contestantPage {	
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;	
font-size: 14px;	color: #000000;		
background-image: url(images/LogoBackground.jpg);		
background-repeat: no-repeat;	
vertical-align: center;
}	

td.songwriting_countdown {	
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;	
font-size: 14px;	color: #ffffff;		
background-image: url(images/songwriting_countdown.jpg);		
background-repeat: no-repeat;	
vertical-align: center;
	text-align:center;
}	

td.mainText {
	background color:#FFFFFF;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #000000;
	}

td.news {
	background color:#FFFFFF;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #000000;
	}

td.winnerTitle {
	background color:#000000;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #000000;
	}

td.winnersubtitle {
	background color:#CCCCCC;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #000000;
	}

td.quote {
	font-family: Verdana;
	font-size: 12px;
	font-style: italic;
	color: #ffffff;
	}

td.TitleText {
	background color:#FFFFFF;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 20px;
	color: #000000;
	}
	
	td.contestant_homepage{
	background color:#FFFFFF;
	font-family: Impact, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 24px;
	color: #000000;
	}

td.RadioTitle {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 18px;
	color: #ffffff;
	}

td.RadioDescription {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-align:right;
	border-color:#F42D23;
	}
	
td.radio_description_logo {
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
}

td.Footer {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #ffffff;
	}
	
td.Contestant {
border-color: #ffffff;
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 10px;
color: #ffffff;
width: 165px;
}

td.Contestant_Bio {
border-color: #ffffff;
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 14px;
color: #ffffff;
}

td.songwriting {
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
background-image:url('images/songwriters_plate.jpg');
background-repeat:no-repeat;
}

td.logout {
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 14px;
color: #ffffff;
background-image:url('images/logout.jpg');
background-repeat:no-repeat;
}

td.contestant_title {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 20px;
	color: #ffffff;
	}

TEXTAREA {
	width:700px;
	height:250px;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #000000;
	float:left:
	}
	
	TEXTAREA.admin {
	width:750px;
	height:250px;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #000000;
	float:left:
	}
	
		TEXTAREA.covers {
	width:750px;
	height:75px;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #000000;
	float:left:
	}
	
TEXTAREA.Contestant {
	width:592px;
	height:250px;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #000000;
	float:left:
	}
	
	TEXTAREA.Mail {
	width:450px;
	height:200px;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #000000;
	float:left:
	}
		
TEXTAREA.MyShowdown {
	background-color: black;
	width:150px;
	height:250px;
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #ffffff;
	float:left:
	}
	
form {
      display: inline;
	  margin-top: 2px;
	  margin-bottom: 0;
}

.login_box{
  background-image:url('images/text_field.jpg');
  border:0px;
  width:109px;
  height:21px;
  font-size: 10px;
  color: #b1a18f;
}

#twitter_update_list li a {  
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
text-decoration: underline;  
}  


#twitter_update_list li a:hover {  
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
text-decoration: underline; 
}

A
{
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #000000;
	text-decoration:underline;
}

A:Hover {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #000000;
	text-decoration:underline;
}

A:Visited {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #000000;
	text-decoration:underline;
}



A.body
{
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:underline;
}

A.body:Hover {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:underline;
}

A.body:Visited {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:underline;
}


A.RadioTitle {
	font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:none;	
 }

A.RadioTitle:Hover {
	font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:none;	
 }

A.RadioTitle:Visited {
font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:none;	
 }
 
  A.radio_description_logo {
 font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
 }

A.radio_description_logo:Hover {
 font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
 }

A.radio_description_logo:Visited {
 font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
 }

A.Featured {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:underline;	
 }

A.Featured:Hover {
  	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #cccccc;
	text-decoration:underline;		
 }

A.Featured:Visited {
  	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:underline;	
 }

A.RadioTitleBlack {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 18px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:underline;	
 }

A.RadioTitleBlack:Hover {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 18px;
	color: #7BC0FA;
	text-decoration:underline;	
 }

A.RadioTitleBlack:Visited {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 18px;
	color: #ffffff;
	text-decoration:underline;	
 }

A.Footer {
  	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #ffffff;

}

A.Footer:hover {
    	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 10px;
	text-decoration:underline;
	color: #ffffff;
 }

 A.Footer:visited {
  	 font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 9px;
	color: #808080;
 }
 
 A.header {
	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #ffffff;
	background-color: #000000;
	text-decoration: none;
 }
 A.header:hover {
 	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #ffffff;
	background-color: #000000;
	text-decoration: none;
	}
	A.header:visited {
 	font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #ffffff;
	background-color: #000000;
	text-decoration: none;
	}
	
	 A.black_body {
	font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #000000;
	text-decoration: none;
 }
 A.black_body:hover {
 	font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #000000;
	text-decoration: none;
	}
	A.black_body:visited {
 	font-family: Arial, Microsoft Sans Serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	color: #000000;
	text-decoration: none;
	}


A.radio_description_logo {
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
text-decoration: none;
}
A.radio_description_logo:hover {
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
text-decoration: none;
}
A.radio_description_logo:visited {
font-family: Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
text-decoration: none;
}

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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
Can you post the screenshot of the problematic machine ? It might be not the colors but just elements owerlowing. Also - the color depth settings.
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brucegustAuthor Commented:
I'm having to get a screenshot from an office that's out of state. That's what makes this problem so exapsperating is that I can't recreate it, so it's hard to solve it.

In the interim, I'm not familiar with color depth settings. What is that and what do I need to be looking for?
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
Well it's hard to diagnose as it is "not visible". I'm not sure what is hard break line is in that case.
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brucegustAuthor Commented:
Here's the screen shot.

And again the URL is http://www.countryshowdown.com/Texaco
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brucegustAuthor Commented:
Trying again.

I'm not sure what the operating system is that's having trouble, but I can validate XP and Mac OSX on IE as well as Safari.

The box that's having issues is running Safari and Firefox. picture of line break
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
OK, it seems that the body has the background color of the top of the gradient. Try setting css for the body exactly as the bottom of the gradient (the darkest color).
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brucegustAuthor Commented:
Actually, I don't have a background color specified on my css. Reason being is because while I did have the darkest color specified initially, it didn't make and difference.You still saw the line break.

 So what I did was I made the body use a repeating 1X1 gif of an image that was colored using 604e3e, which the darkest color of the gradient that you see in the image. Then I used the gradient that you see in the first cell of a table that's 100% wide and 100% high, yet only repeats horizontally.

So, there you have it.

What do you think?
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brucegustAuthor Commented:
Here's what I did:

I made a repeating background graphic that was enormously high and so on the random machines that insisted on misbehaving, the problem was no longer discernible.

Thanks for the input!
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