Solved

Google Chrome color inconsistency

Posted on 2016-09-29
2
80 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-29
In google chrome, the same color sometimes appears differently. I took a couple screen shots and zoomed in, and you can see that sometimes, there is a reddish halo around the type, and other times there isn't. This happens on the same element. Sometimes the type gets rendered with the reddish halo, and sometimes it doesn't.  with halowithout halo
I cannot provide a link to the page. This is a huge application that requires authentication. I'm hoping there is some Chrome specific issue that others have discovered and been able to find a work around for. I've tried playing with -webkit-font-smoothing, but it had no impact on the intermittent red halo effect. In the screenshots attached I am not using any -webkit-font-smoothing (and I'd prefer to leave it that way unless absolutely necessary).
0
Comment
Question by:Kyle Hamilton
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Dr. Klahn earned 500 total points
ID: 41821980
The halo is display anti-aliasing.  Depending on where the text is located, it can indeed occur in one location and not another within the very same window.  The upper of the two demonstrates very well what a bad anti-aliasing algorithm can do -- it has chosen colors that are not remotely close to either blue or gray.

So far as I know there's little that can be done about it.  Google shows many, and ongoing complaints about font anti-aliasing in Chrome.  There appear to be no solutions on the source side, i.e., the HTML can't force one of the effective solutions -- the user using a different browser, or installing a Chrome add-on module such as the Font Rendering Enhancer.
0
 
LVL 25

Author Closing Comment

by:Kyle Hamilton
ID: 41822604
Thanks Dr. That's a shame about chrome. When not zoomed in like that, the perception of the blue is pretty different when the anti-aliasing is rendered "incorrectly".
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
GET error with Font Awesome 3 29
SVG and IE11 2 17
CSS Scroll Center with Static Side. Like EE does. 2 28
CSS for <center> 14 34
This article discusses how to create an extensible mechanism for linked drop downs.
This article demonstrates how to create a simple responsive confirmation dialog with Ok and Cancel buttons using HTML, CSS, jQuery and Promises
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style elements, such a divs, with a "drop shadow" effect using the CSS box-shadow property Start with a normal styled element, such as a div.: In the element's style, type the box shadow property: "box-shad…
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question