Fixing the BruDirect “White Page of Nothingness” Problem

So previously I had written about “Fixing BruDirect’s Grey Container of Emptiness” but it seems that the workaround of decreasing the font size does not work any longer (doesn’t work in Chromium / Chrome). So the BruDirect problem now has slightly changed: fro grey container of emptiness to the white box of nothingness as shown below.

The Fix:

  • Install this user style I created
  • You can install it in Chromium / Chrome by just clicking the link and installing as a user script (it can be later uninstalled from the Extensions page). Firefox users can use GreaseMonkey to install user scripts.
  • Alternatively you can use Stylish (Firefox extension, Chromium / Chrome extension). I had some problems with Stylish for Chrome. Chrome Stylist can be used for manually editing the fix.
  • For the advanced users who just want the CSS snippet to fix it, it is as follows:
    @-moz-document domain('') {
        #horiz-menu li, #horiz-menu li .link 
        { font-size: 11px; } 

So after the fix is installed, Brudirect should work again


Fixing BruDirect’s Grey Container of Emptiness

If you have a problem with BruDirect website showing a grey box instead of showing the content, read on for have several workarounds/fixes

The problem:
Grey box instead of content as shown in the screenshot below:

Workaround (temporary fix that needs to be repeated)

  • For any browser (though doesn’t seem to work in Opera): Click the small “Decrease Font Size” button at the top of the screen

  • For Opera:
  • Shift + G to disable styles

Fix (once configured will be fixed even if browser/computer is restarted)

  • For Firefox:
    • Add a userContent.css in your profile/chrome directory
      • OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/[random 8 characters].default/chrome/
      • Windows: %appdata%MozillaFirefoxProfiles[random 8 characters].defaultchrome
      • Linux: ~/.mozilla/firefox/[random 8 characters].default/chrome
    • Add the following code into the file
    • @-moz-document domain( { span {
      font-size: 11px;
    • Restart Firefox and the menu bar text should be smaller and fit on a single line
  • For Opera:
    • Create a “brudirect.css” file
    • Add the following code into the file span {
      font-size: 11px;
    • Right click the page > Edit Site Preferences > Display Tab > My Style Sheet
    • Select the “brudirect.css” file that was created
    • Refresh the page

BruDirect News RSS Feed

BruDirect dubbed Brunei’s No. 1 News Website also known as, in my books, Brunei’s No. 1 Website in advertisements and general page clutter as shown below (I dare you to click)
Brudirect screenshot

So I got fed up and created an RSS feed that automatically updates daily. After much tweaking finally I have

Brudirect News Feed:

Updates daily, every 30 minutes

(Note: the feed contains only stories hosted on Brudirect, not external stories from Yahoo or ESPN shown on Brudirect)
For those who don’t know what RSS or news feeds are, Common Craft did a fantastic video of RSS in Plain English as show below

For if you just rather have a single webpage to read you can bookmark this page.

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