Hello, soldiers! Could you help me out on a CSS thing? I got the upgrade and have managed to change some things and have some other changes still to go, but there are three things that are really bugging me and I can't seem to change them. I think it might be because I don't know what they are called.
First, there's the two white boxes in the header on either side of the image. I want to make them the same khaki color as is everywhere else.
Second, there's the two ugly grey 'margins' left and right. I don't know what they're called. I'm pretty sure it's not sidebars because I've changed every color mentioned in the code in the headings 'sidebar' and it doesn't affect them at all. (That's how I 'do things' in CSS, by substituting, because I don't know how to write CSS so I have to learn it, but learning as if I were going to do it all the time is not smart because I won't be doing it at all besides for this one little site and I ought to be using my time to work on the short stories on the blog instead. So I found this way of substituting values in elements I do recognize like font and size and strong and especially the colors, and it works-- except when it doesn't, like now.) Anyway I'm not sure what color I want to make them, a light blue or green from the image, in case that helps you conceptualize it. But the grey is driving me crazy, it doesn't go at all!
The third thing isn't about CSS, but I sure would appreciate the feedback. I've used that khaki color as the background for the action stories that appear after the initial post. Is it too dark a background? Make it harder to read than if it were lighter? I could lighten it up pretty easily but if it's okay to read, I like the color.
Thanks very much, if you have a minute to help me out with One, Two, or Three!
The blog I need help with is whitelilyfiction.wordpress.com.