Looking at your reeftalk.com site, I notice that the header row where the category map is (the area I've circled) in your site shows a dark blue words on a white background, whilst mine showed dark blue words on a lighter blue background.
Swapping the two templates for yours (actually it seems cathead.tmpl is the one), now yields the same results as yours.
Can you explain what was changed in your template to make the background white? Did your template draw the colour from another class or stylevar compared to the original?
Since this template obviously looks better even with the vb4 default style (and solved the problem even with my custom sytle), should this amended template be something included in the download package from now on?
I compared the code for the two templates and found the differences to be the following (additional in the revamped one); but being a non-programmer, am not able to understand its significance:
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