Merry Backcountry Skiing Christmas

Post by blogger | December 25, 2010      
Merry backcountry skiing Christmas from the Dawsons and

Merry backcountry skiing Christmas from the Dawsons and



21 Responses to “Merry Backcountry Skiing Christmas”

  1. Randonnee December 25th, 2010 9:21 am

    Merry Christmas!

  2. chucklehead23 December 25th, 2010 11:49 am

    Happy Holidays! I have a technical question I’m hoping someone can address. I received an iPad for Christmas and of course Wildsnow was one of first sites I surfed. Unfortunately, on my iPad, the background on the Wildsnow webpages displays black as well as the text making it unreadable. I have tried several remedies unsuccessfully (upgrading firmware, clearing cache and cookies, rebooting.) I’m sure it is on my end but I am stumped as to how to correct. I am hoping either you or one of your readers has run into this problem and has solution. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.


  3. Francisco December 25th, 2010 2:50 pm

    Feliz navidad a todos.


  4. aviator December 25th, 2010 4:16 pm

    happy xmas everybody!

  5. Daniel Dunn December 25th, 2010 3:19 pm

    And Merry Christmas back at you!! Thanks for everything/all the writing/research you do, it’s appreciated by a lot of us out there!

  6. Kelly December 25th, 2010 5:16 pm

    The most informative and fun backcountry site on the internet! Thank you all and happy xmas!

  7. Njord December 25th, 2010 5:56 pm

    Frohe Weihnachten!

  8. b December 25th, 2010 6:43 pm

    love you too

  9. ron December 26th, 2010 11:00 am

    @ chucklehead23 – I have the same black background issue when on an iPad. Here’s sort of a fix you may have tried but no real solution…In both Windows XP and Mac OSX the black background initially displays for me as the page loads and then disappears so the text reads fine. On the iPad, the black background stays but if I click on the Read More or Comments links, I can then at least see the full article and comments but all other site text in black is still on a black background.

    Love wildsnow Lou and all you do
    black & white & red & blue!

  10. Lou December 26th, 2010 6:01 pm

    Wow all, I’ll see if we can get to the bottom of this Ipad issue. The site is very compliant and tested on many platforms. Bums me out that it doesn’t work on Ipod. Sigh.

  11. Lou December 26th, 2010 6:39 pm

    IPad folks, please try this:
    Invert the screen’s colors: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility, then tap “White on Black.”

    Let me know how it goes.

  12. ron December 26th, 2010 7:07 pm

    Just tried the iPad “White on Black” setting and only difference is that the display turns everything (including this web site) into basically a color negative…so, still cannot see the text unless I click on the Read More or Comments links and then the text appears fine as white text on a black background. Looks pretty cool but so what huh?

    I think this all started when you put in the black background a while ago. I don’t remember having this issue before that.

  13. Lou December 26th, 2010 7:13 pm

    Shucks. I’ll check the black background…

  14. Chucklhead23 December 26th, 2010 7:14 pm

    Ron and I have exact same issue. When selecting a subpage like “comments”… black background still present but frame/object resolves ok. Unfortunately inverting black/white does not resolve completely and wrecks other sites. Feel free to bump this to a more appropriate thread and thanks very much for responses. I will post any information I receive on topic.


  15. Lou December 26th, 2010 7:29 pm

    Nightmare. But I’ll battle it.

  16. Lou December 26th, 2010 9:36 pm

    OK, we fired up my wife’s iPad, and of course everything works fine (other than BCA’s flash ad not displaying). While the site it loading, it does obscure things with the black background, but once it’s loaded everything is readable.

    Even here on my PC, if my web connection is slow and the site doesn’t load completely, it’ll go mostly black. So if you guys wouldn’t mind, perhaps in some way you could see if something is blocking or slowing down the load of Wildsnow into your iPad browser.

    On my end, I’ll mess around with some CSS settings.

    Thanks, Lou

  17. Lou December 26th, 2010 10:18 pm

    Regarding iPad issue, I did a work-around tweak. Uglified the site a bit, but it allows those of you who have slow web connections on iPad to still read the site, as you’ll get grey behind black text instead of black.

    Issue is that the style sheet seems to load slow, so the iPad browser doesn’t get the command to go to white background till after some other stuff is loaded.

    I’ll work on it more when I have time.

    Thanks all for calling this to my attention.

  18. chucklehead23 December 26th, 2010 11:27 pm

    Issue resolved, Thanks!
    Add “Internet Wizard” to your resume…
    thanks again for help.

  19. ron December 27th, 2010 9:05 am

    Still the same issue here connecting through either Hughes Satellite or Verizon 2200 MiFi. Both PC and Mac load fine but no change on the Wi-Fi iPad. Neither connection is great as far as speed (claimed average a bit over 1 Mbps, often less) so must just be a problem on my end πŸ™

  20. Lou December 27th, 2010 9:10 am

    Ron, yeah, what seems to happen is that on slow connections the white background never gets implemented. But, I changed all backgrounds to gray so you should still be able to read… instead of black text on black.

  21. ron December 27th, 2010 10:20 am

    Still getting the black background this morning so I finally cleared the iPad browser cache and cookies and all is well, black text on gray. Thanks Lou!!!

    I’ll see if I can find something else to keep you busy now, don’t want you just sitting around πŸ™‚

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