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SOLVED!!! Changing Background Color of Blog

  • Oct. 12th, 2008 at 12:03 AM
I'm trying to make my entire blog all one color, but I can't figure out what I'm missing. I keep trying various things, but nothing seems to manage it. I've got a gray line that goes across all the way from one side to the other (horizontal) near the header section. And the background of 'Designed by' is the original gray, as well.

Thoughts?

My CSS:

/* to add header */
#header-inner {
background: url(http://pics.livejournal.com/jack_cowboy/pic/00002rty) center top no-repeat; height:270px; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px;
}
/* to eliminate any other header */
#header, #header-content {
background-image: none;
}
/* dump the journal name */
#header-name, #header-description {
display: none;
}
/* move header navigation */
#header-text {display: none;
}
/* change background color */
body, #page-inner, #header, #footer
{ color: black; background-color: #a9847c; }


(By the way, where can I view my full stylesheet? I've looked and looked here at the community, but I can't seem to discover that...)

THANKS!

Comments

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rosathome
Oct. 12th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
If you want to view the full stylesheet, use Firefox and just press CTRL+U. It's also worth installing the Firebug and Web Developer plugins.
jack_cowboy
Oct. 12th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't been using Firefox for this (long story), but I do have it with web developer. I'll have to check out firebug, though.

Thanks for the help and the advice!
mad_jaks
Oct. 12th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
To see the original stylesheets?
View the page source
Look through until you find the places where it says 'stylesheet' (there'll be more than one) then copy the url that follows it into your browser.

But see this entry, there's links to lots them in there.
jack_cowboy
Oct. 12th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link (in my memories now) and the advice. There are so many stylesheets when you view source that it boggles my mind! But I'll hang in there.

Thanks again.
cutemaggie
Oct. 12th, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
:) I have a little question - how can I put texture on my LJ site which I have in .jpg file ??????
av8rmike
Oct. 12th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
You should look through the entries tagged page:backgrounds.
jack_cowboy
Oct. 12th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, Mary? You understand that your image/texture has to be hosted somewhere, first, right? You can do that here at LiveJournal, using the ScrapBook feature (for free), if you want.

Putting in the CSS for a background should be fairly easy, but you can see how there can be little 'tweaks' you have to do (like me).

lol

Let me know if you get stuck. I'm not smart like these guys, but sometimes I can figure stuff out.
cutemaggie
Oct. 13th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
hmmm Hi I'm Maggie :) and I have few files upload on ScrapBok and photobucket and this is textures in .jpg 100x100 px and hmm what now ??? what kind of line should I use in CSS to upload this texture on my LJ background ??
av8rmike
Oct. 12th, 2008 11:54 am (UTC)
Add ".asset-name-hover" to this section to fix the powered-by module:
body, #page-inner, #header, #footer, .asset-name-hover
{ color: black; background-color: #a9847c; }


To remove the border:
#header {border-bottom: none;}
jack_cowboy
Oct. 12th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
This worked like a charm, thanks!!!

I figured there was a border there somewhere, but I just couldn't reason it out!

(And I'd never have guessed the asset-name-hover thing, I suspect.)

Your help is much appreciated.
jack_cowboy
Oct. 12th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
I get the impression the ads (header and footer) have colored backgrounds based on the original background color (gray).

But I can't seem to find any ad-related codes in the stylesheet that show a gray color. Is this true? Can it be changed via CSS?

Thanks, again.
av8rmike
Oct. 13th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
Generally, the ads are either transparent or take on the background color defined in your properties. However, no, you can't change them through CSS, because there's a CSS cleaner on LJ that detects and removes attempts to style (or hide) the ads.
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