okay, I've been browsing this forum for ages and messing around with css for weeks, so I guess I'd better ask. I know there is no official css-support, but there must be some smart bloggers here with five minutes of free time who may help me out. (No, I have not *yet* bought the CSS Upgrade and am only playing around with stuff in preview.)
Although I'm not some css-guru, I'm used to changing the look of my myspace and other community portal profiles, so I thought doing two minor changes in the color-setting cannot be a big deal. But this WP css stylesheet is entirely different from anything I have ever seen!
I use the Ocean Mist theme and I would love to have black post-background and sidebar background, with white or lightblue fonts. That's all. I try to search for FFFFFF coz that's white (the original setting) in order to change it to 000000 which - to my best knowledge - is the actual hex code for black, but to my ugly surprise the sytlesheet says "background-color:#000" and this should mean that the original background for Ocean Mist is black and not white... and this is, of course, not the case. How can this be? How do I change the background then?
And how can I view actual icons going with the theme when they do not actually lead to a img link like normal css-stuff does but has a different format that cannot be opened in another window as a direct link? To be more exact, how can I view this /CSS/icons/calendar_view_day.png thing that is assigned to the background url-part? Can it be that this image overwrites the previously mentioned black-background rule? It's not likely as if I erase it, the theme still looks the same.
All in all, any concrete help is welcome, I know it must be sth simple and trivial, but my limited knowledge ends here.