View Full Version : epub/Stanza - Night Theme - No White Fonts


1611mac
05-31-2011, 12:50 AM
Using Stanza on my iPad....
Can someone tell me IN GENERAL why some epub books don't display my Night Theme setup with white fonts while some do. Some work great.. I can set the font to various colors while some epub's display only in black no matter how the Stanza Theme is set. Can this be corrected in some way?

Toxaris
05-31-2011, 12:25 PM
Probably those epubs define the color of the fonts in their stylesheet.

1611mac
05-31-2011, 01:41 PM
Probably those epubs define the color of the fonts in their stylesheet.

hummm.. I always thought the Stanza Theme over-rode but perhaps not. I'll chess the stylesheets. Thanks for responding. I appreciate it.

1611mac
05-31-2011, 01:50 PM
You are correct. I removed the color attribute in the stylesheet and Stanza Themes work fine now. Thanks!

Toxaris
05-31-2011, 03:37 PM
No problem. In fact, I hope Stanza overrides the stylesheets very little... They are there for a reason.

Jellby
06-01-2011, 04:08 AM
No problem. In fact, I hope Stanza overrides the stylesheets very little... They are there for a reason.

Yes, probably because MS-Word exported them...

Toxaris
06-01-2011, 03:40 PM
I agree that text color is usually a rather senseless option to have in your stylesheet, but most settings I find quite useful. I would not like my reader to overrule them.

JSWolf
06-01-2011, 10:06 PM
Word is an awful program.

Toxaris
06-02-2011, 03:46 AM
Again, I was not talking about Word at all. I just think it is annoying Stanza apparently overrides stylesheet entries. That has nothing to do with Word at all.

karbonkel
01-22-2013, 05:50 AM
You are correct. I removed the color attribute in the stylesheet and Stanza Themes work fine now. Thanks!

How did you do that?
Really like to know!
(tried cssedit, no luck)
Can't get used to other apps than Stanza and like the night theme.
Thanks
Dirk

Turtle91
01-22-2013, 11:36 AM
you can use any text editor (I prefer Sigil because you can immediately see how changing the css effects the look of the book) and open the .css. Then look to see if there is a "general" color declaration like:
p {color:black}
color:#000000
color:rgb(255,255,255)

and delete them.

Just be sure that you are deleting the one that is being applied to the whole document and NOT ones that are formatting specific sections of text (eg. a {color:blue; text-decoration:underlined})

I hope that helps!

karbonkel
01-23-2013, 12:28 PM
Thanks for your reply.

Tried Sigil, crashed at startup.
Download from another location, the same crash.
Tried Wondershare MePub, couldn't find a way to load .epub, same as cssedit.
Tried calibre, worked but got lost in the program, couldn't find a .css file.
Then googled for Sigil and there seems to be a bug in 0.6.2 (for mac osx 10.7), fortunately pdurrant compiled a version
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2332871&postcount=8
It works!

And yes I could change the color, had to use search and replace on this particular book so it replaced 41 times the "color: #000;" to " " and now I can use stanza and it's Night Theme.

Thank you very much!!!
Dirk

Ps why isn't there an app with the same features as Stanza?

1611mac
01-23-2013, 12:33 PM
-snip-

Ps why isn't there an app with the same features as Stanza?

What features are you interested in? Check out Bluefire and Marvin. There's a new release of Marvin on the way with new features.

karbonkel
01-23-2013, 02:44 PM
Bluefire is really slow compared to Stanza.
Layout in Stanza is much nicer for me.
The fonts are more and also more bold.
I used Bluefire lately because of the Night Theme thing but am glad i can use Stanza again.
Marvin is only for iPad....

JSWolf
01-23-2013, 03:04 PM
Stanza is on the way out. It crashes with iOS 6. Give it up and find something else.

karbonkel
01-23-2013, 04:39 PM
I know Stanza is on the way out, thank you very much Amazone!!
Until I find a good substitute I'll stick with IOS 5

Turtle91
01-23-2013, 11:48 PM
You're right - Marvin is just for iPad - for now. Version 1.2 is in final stages and should he released VERY soon. As soon as it is the developer, Kris, is making it iPhone compatible. Kris is very fast and should have that done by the end of February-ish.

If you have an iPad to try it out on, I would highly recommend it... Then you won't need to look any further for a stanza replacement, you will just be chomping at the bit like me waiting for the iPhone version! :)

karbonkel
01-24-2013, 10:56 AM
Told my mother-in-law to get it on her iPad.
As soon as she has and we meet I'll check it out!