[thelist] CSS transparency question

Jenni Beard jenni at theweblotus.com
Wed Sep 9 22:43:22 CDT 2009

Can you upload at least a screenshot to better illustrate what you're doing?


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Subject: [thelist] CSS transparency question

Hi all-

I have a design I am having trouble implementing (and sorry, no URL, so this
will have to be a conceptual question). There is a toolbar which floats over
an image, and the toolbar is slightly transparent, enough to reveal what is
underneath it. The designer wants a portion of the toolbar to be opaque.

The html is essentially:

<div class="content">
    <p>Image stuff resides in this area.</p>
    <div id="toolbar" class="seethrough">
         <div class="opaque">
            <p>This content should be opaque.</p>
        </div>         <div>
            <p>This content inherits transparency.</p>

The pertinent CSS looks like:

.seethrough {
    opacity: 0.9;
    -moz-opacity: 0.9;
    filter: alpha(opacity=90);

I naively tried this:

.opaque {
     opacity: 1.0;
    -moz-opacity: 1.0;
    filter: alpha(opacity=100);

but it didn't work.

Any ideas on how this can be done?



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