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I'm trying to make text invisible on a web page. Right now I'm setting
<font color=#ffffff>. This works good when the window color is white,
which is the default for most windows installations. But when more
advanced useers change their window background color then the white
text shows up. Is there some way to do the equivelent of; <font
color=getSystem Properties(wind owColor)>? So no matter what color the
user sets his window to the text will be the same color and still be
invisible. This is not a real function, I just made it up to make my
point. Remember I'm not a computer geek.

thanks
Jul 23 '05 #1
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rl*********@pac bell.net (notageek) writes:
I'm trying to make text invisible on a web page. Right now I'm setting
<font color=#ffffff>. This works good when the window color is white,
which is the default for most windows installations. But when more
advanced useers change their window background color then the white
text shows up. Is there some way to do the equivelent of; <font
color=getSystem Properties(wind owColor)>? So no matter what color the
user sets his window to the text will be the same color and still be
invisible. This is not a real function, I just made it up to make my
point. Remember I'm not a computer geek.


This text shows up.
<!-- This text should not show up in any browser -->
And so does this text.

(Why do you want invisible text anyway?)

--
Chris
Jul 23 '05 #2
On 8 Oct 2004 09:02:14 -0700, rl*********@pac bell.net (notageek) wrote:
I'm trying to make text invisible on a web page.


Leaving the text out completely is quite effective.

What actual problem are you trying to solve?

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 23 '05 #3
Stephen Poley <sb************ ******@xs4all.n l> wrote in message news:<95******* *************** **********@4ax. com>...
On 8 Oct 2004 09:02:14 -0700, rl*********@pac bell.net (notageek) wrote:
I'm trying to make text invisible on a web page.


Leaving the text out completely is quite effective.

What actual problem are you trying to solve?


I'm trying to include a bunch of keywords on a page so a search will
land here but don't want the users to see all the keywords. I know a
comment won't show up on a page but will searches still find stuff in
html comments?
Jul 23 '05 #4
notageek wrote:
Stephen Poley <sb************ ******@xs4all.n l> wrote in message news:<95******* *************** **********@4ax. com>...
On 8 Oct 2004 09:02:14 -0700, rl*********@pac bell.net (notageek) wrote:
I'm trying to make text invisible on a web page.


What actual problem are you trying to solve?


I'm trying to include a bunch of keywords on a page so a search will
land here but don't want the users to see all the keywords. I know a
comment won't show up on a page but will searches still find stuff in
html comments?


Ah, I see: you're trying to lie to Google and get yourself removed?
http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html
Jul 23 '05 #5
On 10 Oct 2004 09:44:23 -0700, rl*********@pac bell.net (notageek) wrote:
Stephen Poley <sb************ ******@xs4all.n l> wrote in message news:<95******* *************** **********@4ax. com>...
On 8 Oct 2004 09:02:14 -0700, rl*********@pac bell.net (notageek) wrote:
>I'm trying to make text invisible on a web page.


Leaving the text out completely is quite effective.

What actual problem are you trying to solve?


I'm trying to include a bunch of keywords on a page so a search will
land here but don't want the users to see all the keywords.


So you're trying to get people to your page under false pretences? An
effective way of pissing people off.

Fortunately there's no reliable way of doing that (you can fool some of
the search engines some of the time, at the risk of being put on a
blacklist). Just be satisfied if they index the actual text of your
page.

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 23 '05 #6
notageek wrote:
Stephen Poley wrote...
rl*********@pac bell.net (notageek) wrote:

I'm trying to make text invisible on a web page.

What actual problem are you trying to solve?

I'm trying to include a bunch of keywords on a page so a search will
land here but don't want the users to see all the keywords.

Stop tring to do that. Even if you succeed in the short term, you risk
getting blacklisted by search engines. Your goal is to get listed as
prominently as possible. But the goal of e.g. Google is to return the
most relevant results to its users. If search engines think you're
spamdexing them, they may react in a way most unfavorable to your goals.

Just write content so that it is easily indexed, and let the search
engines do their job.

I know a comment won't show up on a page but will searches still find
stuff in html comments?

No.

--
Brian (remove "invalid" to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 23 '05 #7

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