My two latest installations of Omeka both feature an admin/dashboard screen that is an array of repeating squares of shimmering color with a small dark grey square in the lower left corner. http://www.the-poets-brush.artinterp.org/omeka/admin/ OR http://www.prangecollection.artinterp.org/omeka/admin/ will give you a precise idea of that which I speak.
The admin interface is still functional and the public-facing side of Omeka is unaffected, but it is a bit distracting. The first site I have not reinstalled, but the second site I deleted and then reinstalled with fresh files, all with the same result.
Any ideas for what might be wrong?
Many thanks in advance!
There's a background image specified in your admin theme's
style.css that is very small, so it's getting tiled. Line 40:
background-repeat:no-repeat; would show the image only once,
background-size:100% 100%; would stretch the image, or you could remove the
url() value and instead set a color.
Many thanks. I figured it might be something like that and appreciate you pointing the way to the proper file.
What is strange is that I am pretty sure I am using files straight from the Omeka download site, unaltered (well, at least not by me).
The only time I've had my admin interface go crazy, it was because I had a different theme set in the database (in the
options table), but that theme didn't actually exist. (In particular, it happened because the admin theme directory wasn't included in our development->production migration scripts.)
If you're not using a custom theme and haven't changed any files (perhaps it was actually bg.jpg which was altered?), it's rather strange to have this problem!
This looks like a wee glitch/corruption happened, possibly when the files were uploaded to the server.
Here's the offending background image file that sheepeeh identified, as it comes back from the server
Note the teeny-weeny dark spot at the lower right corner. That looks like what is causing the issue. In the distributed files, it's a solid background without that little blemish / beauty-spot.
You might try just re-uploading that file from the package you downloaded back up to the server to see if that fixes it. Or, maybe more likely, download a new copy of Omeka and re-upload the file. It's in
Many, many thanks! (to you and Sheepeh). I assumed it was a corrupted image file (I do recognize the repeating pattern as a tile), but had no sense of where to find it. Thank you both and now I will set about fixing it, although I remain perplexed as to how it ever became corrupted.