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  • Jan. 7th, 2010 at 10:59 PM
I've been busy fixing my LJ and this comm has helped me out so much!!! Thanks a lot!!! But I have this question. Is it possible to make the background of the entries/sidebar to be a bit transparent so that my background could be seen and at the same time for my posts to be readable? It's my first time posting here and I totally have no clue about CSS so I just copy paste the codes randomly. So sorry if ever I tag this wrong


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Jan. 8th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
sorta like my journal?

I was reading up on this, and while opacity works on Firefox and Safari, it doesn't on IE. I have software that will do it and I'd be happy to help. If you'd like to give me the url of the photo you're using, I can download and fix it for you.
Jan. 8th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Wow really? thanks so much!!!!
good thing I'm using firefox ^^
which picture? if it's my background image then it's here:
thank you so much!!
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Can you download this? Let me know if you'd like it more transparent. It takes me seconds.

Jan. 9th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
I've downladed the pic ^^ what's next?
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
you set it as your background.
Feb. 3rd, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
sorry for the trouble that I've caused. But thanks for the help anyway ^^
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Jan. 9th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
I know. I can't find a happy medium. It looks different on all three browsers I use too (firefox, IE and Safari). I actually borrowed the layout, but just keep changing the photo (with the owner's approval). Myself, I have a 15" mac at home, and it looks okay. At work where I do have a larger monitor, yeah, it does have a lot of unused space.
Jan. 8th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
I worked out something similar for a different user here. According to this, there is a setting that works in IE as well. So, I think you want something like this:
#alpha-inner, #beta-inner { opacity: 0.7; filter:alpha(opacity=0.7); }
You can change the "0.7" to what you want.
Jan. 8th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
thanks ^^
i tried it but is it possible to be the background only? because my userpics and the things that are written are getting transparent too so it's a bit hard to read...
Jan. 8th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
OK, sorry, I guess I misunderstood. It sounds like what you want is to just make the entry background partially transparent. The background-color property supports a "transparent" setting, but not variable opacity. So if I'm correct, you (or corporatebeach) will have to edit the entry background image to add an alpha channel.
Feb. 3rd, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
So does that mean that I can make my entry background transparent? That would work for me too ^^
Feb. 8th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
If you're talking about the "notebook paper" part, i.e. the entry background image, there's no way to make that partially transparent through CSS, at least not without affecting the text as well. You'll have to take the background image itself and edit it in some kind of image editing software to make it partially transparent.
Feb. 8th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh okay...
Is there a code in css where I can change the notebook paper image?
Feb. 8th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
You would change it with this:
.asset-header, #comments h2 { background-image: url(...); }
replacing the "..." with the URL to your image.
Feb. 8th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
okay thanks ^^ is there a particular size that I need to follow for the bg image?
Feb. 8th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
The entry header image is (W x H pixels) 48x19 and the entry background image is 4x16.
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
That's what happened to me too. I tried everything.
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