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That red? Not supposed to be there. Facebook forgot to set a background color in this error page (or intentionally didn't do so for loading reasons). Taken for Jeffrey Zeldman's Underwear showing (web design) group. His blog post about it.

One of Coca-Cola's Flash pieces.

That red? Not supposed to be there. Scripting News, Dave Winer's blog, forgot to set a background color in this blog post (or intentionally didn't do so for loading reasons). Others have the background color declared. Taken for Jeffrey Zeldman's Underwear showing (web design) group. His blog post about it.

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Home page of Coke's coffee-flavored coke. Or coke-flavored coffee.

Google isn't immune, either.

Lack of background color leads to unreadable navigation.

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Free tool, so I totally understand this slip-up.

I went to eBay and searched for "Mac OS X Leopard -(snow,video)". I got an advert for Windows 7, which says "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea". So now we know who to blame :)

 

Oh, and note the #missingbodybackgroundwatch / #defineyourbackground issue. Come on, eBay. You could discover the label tag, while you're at it, too.

I can has background-color?

Green on grey. Yuck, and illegible.

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