Paul, Not quite. There is a background-image in the 'body:' definition that is fixed in place. The 'div' that "floats" has its own background-image that is a "transparent" image. I've used images where every other pixel is transparent, which creates the sort of "milky" effect seen on your example page. Because the image on the body background is "fixed" it stays in place in the browser window even when other elements scroll. You can, of course, set that image to scroll as well. Here's a link to an example that's part of a site I'm currently developing for a restaurant (the site has not actually been publicly published, but please take a look anyway ;->): http://home.earthlink.net/~nellsrestaurant/recipes.html A caveat: Be careful with font sizes for text that you put on top of a transparent image like these: at smaller sizes, the "holes" in the background-image can make your text look pretty ragged. Serif fonts seem to be problematic, too...Where are those pixel-splitting monitors when we need them? Richard -- Richard McFarland <rlmcfarland at attbi.com> 206-378-6942 > From: Paul Bennett <paul at teltest.com> > Reply-To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 09:59:59 +1200 > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] css "transparency" > > Thanks for all the help and links - so just to see if I have this straight: > The content div actually has no "translucency" (giving the thesaurus a > hammering today...) but has a seperate bg image to the body. This is > fixed in positon to sit over the body image but provide a new image > effect (distortion / translucency etc). As it is set not to scroll, it > stays static as the content div scrolls and gives the illusion of > translucency in the content div. > > ? > > -- > Paul Bennett > Internet Developer > Teltest Electronic Design > -------------------------- > Phone : 64 4 237 0767 > Web : http://www.teltest.com > Wap : http://wap.teltest.com > Email : paul at teltest.com > -------------------------- > > > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !