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Footer background also behind footer columns?

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  • #7005
    bommeltje
    Participant

    Hi Jason,

    Can I put the transparent footer background also behind the footer columns?
    Maybe with some custom css?

    Thanks for your support.

    Peter

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  • #7015
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello Peter,

    For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

    Here’s the selector for around the footer areas:

    #bottom { background: ... }

    Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.

    #7022
    bommeltje
    Participant

    Thanks for the reply Jason.
    So if i use
    #bottom { background: #000;}

    …how do I make it transparent like the footer?

    #7025
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    How you want to make your customizations will be up to you, as there are probably various approaches you could take. If you don’t care about older browsers, you can just set the color with rgba.

    #bottom { background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5); }

    http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/css_colors_legal.asp

    http://24ways.org/2009/working-with-rgba-colour/

    However, the theme’s copyright text background doesn’t use an rgba color value; it uses a transparent black image tiled in it. So, if you wanted to take that approach, you’d have to apply that background image with the #bottom selector. It might be a good idea to copy the image from the parent theme to your Child theme, and then put the CSS mod in your Child theme to reference that image for #bottom.

    Using an inspector like Firebug or Google Chrome’s is how you can determine what CSS is effecting an area and where these background images are located.

    Here’s how the background property works in CSS: http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_background.asp

    #7026
    bommeltje
    Participant

    Rgba works like a charm Jason.
    With 0.3 transparency I have the same background as in the footer.

    Thanks a lot !!

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