Two color font?
My mirror is part digital photo frame and part info display tool. The photos are shown in random order and are all full screen.
The info sections are all currently using various shades of gray fonts which are easy to see when the photo area “behind them” is darker. When the photo area is fairly light, however, the text is unreadable.
I’m wondering if there’s either a two color font (gray with a black outline or similar) or a way to render an outline around all of the font characters that are currently being shown. I’d want this to apply to all text sections in the mirror if I could do it.
@ember1205 I want it to handle that dynamically
@ember1205 don’t know how… I just want it to happen. I think there needs to be some css setting
I have looked over the years, see same request. not found a solution… yet
@sdetweil While a “dynamic” solutions sounds like it would be great, I don’t see it as being terribly feasible.
Every photo that loads would have to be analyzed to determine something like a ‘brightness level’ or similar. Below a value gets a dark font, above a value gets a light font. That would have to map to regions on the screen since one picture could have multiple areas that are above and below that particular level.
Then, you’d have to assess the relationship between the area in the photo and the actual area where the text would be placed, taking into account different placements for text size, string length, wrap, etc.
Just seems like a two color font would address it more simply. Or some sort of way to “outline” text with a different color than the color of the font itself.
@ember1205 one can see the value under the text, don’t have to map the whole screen.
you know what you drew…
and they have to honor z-index order clipping, so they know what is under what…
@ember1205 look at the css for text . You want Shadow . It can help with this problem a lot. Won’t make it go away. But help a lot.
I think most efficient and easiest way is using text-shadow dropping.
And, for the dynamic colour changing;
I used that trick on my CX3 modules for full-day events which could have white/black text on the various background colours;
You can reference the source code of my CX3 modules. (related to
But it is a trick, not a sole and firm solution. And it still has a mid-zone ambiguity issue. (white on the grey level or black on the grey level, in both cases, still visibility would not be so good.)
@MMRIZE Thanks for the pointer.
Why wouldn’t I use the “Outline” option? That seems like it would achieve the result I’m after as well?
Also, I have absolutely no clue where or how to implement these changes. Working my way through CSS and such is an immensely trial-and-error process for me that tends to requires hours of “Developer Console” type access through a browser trying to chase down the files involved, tinkering with changes, and often times not actually getting the result I want without at least breaking one other thing.