Thursday, February 18, 2010

No white text or other light colors on Craigslist

Something I just discovered: You cannot use white text (or other light colored text) using HTML FONT tags on Craigslist!

If you try to use something like color="white" color="#FFFFFF"> in a FONT HTML Tag, it will simply be removed from your code.

Other font colors like "RED" are supported. A little testing shows that if the color is #CC____ or darker, it works fine. Otherwise, nope.

Probably this is to subvert some businesses that were hiding keywords (white text on a white background) to improve their ads coming up in google. Unfortunately, it makes using darker backgrounds in Craigslist ads sort of Iffy.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really. Try this code and it will allow you to use white color.

< font color="lavenderblush" font size="1px">Text that you want here.

(remove the space before font)

5/12/2010 3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked perfect! thanks :)

3/16/2011 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Thank you to the first commenter. :)

8/03/2011 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to the first person!

8/18/2011 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Video Quoter said...

Thanks! Very helpful. (The space between the first "<" and the "f" needs to be deleted.)

11/01/2011 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Light goldenrod Yellow works great also...

2/15/2012 1:35 PM  
Blogger cash 4 phones said...

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7/09/2012 1:46 PM  
Blogger cash 4 phones said...

please i need help, i tried to use the code
< font color="lavenderblush" font size="1px">
on craigslist but still the text is black , if any one can help me i will be very apprechiated i don't know if im doing something wrong.

7/09/2012 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the Best thank you so much

7/26/2012 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could use the "lavender blush" color and light gray, etc, on the CL "Services" page to help disguise keywords, but the "musicians" page would only let me use the basic colors. I wonder why.

8/01/2012 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks This Worked great !

8/19/2012 8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesn't work anymore.

10/06/2012 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Jakob said...

Thanks!

12/04/2012 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first post was by me. :) And the code still works. You have to remove the space before font in "< font color>"

2/01/2013 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesnt work anymore buddy

3/14/2013 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked for me.

4/09/2013 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still works thanks OP

9/14/2013 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely works, Thank you whoever first posted. By the way I'd like to give you a present for helping me out, email me: pinnacletrading@consultant.com

10/12/2013 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way if anyone knows how to post nationwide on CL...ILL PAY money for that...

10/12/2013 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesn't work anymore

10/30/2013 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not working for me in the real estate section. Any help would be great. Or email me lordkane@rocketmail.com
Thx!

11/29/2013 2:26 PM  
Blogger miamimarketing said...

I know how to post nation while
skype: jivagosvami

2/19/2014 9:06 AM  

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