My operatives in the field have reported that in some browsers (namely Infernal Explorer), my pearls of prose are invisible. Applications of lemon juice and ultraviolet light are to no avail. Being a Linux user, and therefore a Firefox or Opera user, I was blissfully unaware of this potentially dangerous situation.
After some quick research into cascading style-sheets (CSS) and the aforementioned Infernal Explorer, it appears that the CSS for my WordPress theme did not specify the font color for the story content. It seems that IE assumes in such a case that the color is, by default, white. OK, but not so great when the background is also white. Other browsers, however, assume the font color is black. So, Firefox and Opera users could read my posts. IE-dependent types could not.
Now, I want everyone, even the IE-handicapped, to view this blog. So, I have modified the CSS to specify that the story font is in fact black. I also changed the font specification, since the original spec was not all that readable. I hope that will correctly solve The Disappearing Letters Affair.
Anyone who can tell me to which 1960s TV show the title of this post alludes will get a special mention here. That’s all. Sorry, I have no prizes to give away. [Hint: one of the leads in that ’60s show is now a member of the NCIS cast.]