Changing Font Colors:

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    My site is illegible because of the dark lettering against a dark background. I am going to be grilling with an oakland Raider the weekend and I need help updating this so that it is presentable. Thanks

    The blog I need help with is


    With the background you are using, with colors ranging from white to black, there is virtually NO font color that is going to make things legible in all cases.

    You can do something like a transparent background to the content area such as the following, but the problem is that not all browsers understand this so most IE users will see just a solid white background (thanks Microsoft for being sooooo far behind the rest of the world).

    #content {
    background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.7);
    padding-left: 20px;
    padding-right: 20px;

    Another line can be added to the above to catch most of IE, but I don’t have it handy. If you decide to go this way, I’ll work up the code for IE.


    +1 for transparency. Maybe add it to #header and/or #slider too?


    Freaking awesome. this is a fantastic service thanks soooo much. I will try that code and see what happens.


    It worked awesomely. Thanks. Now I need to find out how to change the font colors?!?! ;) Also, if you can pass on the ie code I’d be very thankful!!!



    You know, I’m having a problem finding my example I had (thought) I had saved for the IE filters and such, and Google at the moment is failing to find the original example I used as a guide (or I’m searching for a different term than I did originally).

    On the font colors, what do you want to change? It appears like there are about 5 or 6 places if you want to change everything.


    I would like for the Date and the copy of the posts to be black. Thanks a lot!


    This should do it.

    body, a {
    color: #000000;

    Looking good! I like fire as a background image on your blog.

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