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Need help changing background color on Andreas09

  1. Hi, Everybody,

    I've been trying to figure out where in the CSS I need to edit to change the background color -- on the sides, under Categories, Blogroll, etc. -- from the theme's naturally fading color to a single, solid color. I've tried various things and even set up a dummy blog just for CSS testing/playing, but I can't figure out where to make that change and wondered if anyone else using Andreas09 had been successful in doing so, and if so, how you did it. :)

    Here's an example of what I mean:

    I'm trying to change the background color under Categories, etc., to a solid color.

    Thanks so much for your time and your consideration.



  2. i'm feeling stupid now, because i can't find where the gradient is added. nonetheless, this will fix/hide it:

    #wrap {
    margin-top: 0;
    padding-top: 5px;
    background: #ccc;
  3. ... i can't find where the gradient is added.

    The gradient is part of the header background image (bodybg-orange.jpg) defined in the #container element.

    #container {
    	background:#f0f0f0 url(images/bodybg-orange.jpg) repeat-x;

    Personally, I think that's kinda weird... I mean, the body background should be a separate image.

  4. yeah, i realized that after. firebug apparently decided the image was too long, and cropped it.

    and yeah, that's definitely not a best practice.

  5. Massive thanks to both of you! I appreciate your taking the time to look into it and answer.

    sunburntkamel, I did what you suggested and it worked like a charm.

    Thanks again!

    Very sincerely,


  6. Okay, one more stupid question. Now, at the bottom of the page, between the bottom of the content box and the footer, there's a solid gray stripe. How do I make the color of the wrap box go all the way down to the footer?

    I'd be useless without this forum, and I appreciate everybody who's a part of it. Thanks again.

  7. there's a div that makes the layout complete properly. add this:

    .clearingdiv {
  8. Once again, sunburntkamel, you are my hero. I recognize that I'm useless at CSS and appreciative of your time and your help. Thanks again!

  9. no problem. you should check out
    just right click on the part of your page that's not behaving, and click "inspect element".

  10. Hello again,

    I have another question about this. (Imagine that. :))

    Here's the custom CSS to clear out the background and make it all white:

    #wrap {
    .clearingdiv {

    But when I look at this page ...

    ... or a search page like this ...

    ... or a short post like this ...

    ... the white background doesn't extend all the way down the page; the bottom of the page still shows the theme's default gradient-gray image background showing through.

    Is there any way to CSS this in a way that makes my white background extend all the way down on every page?

    Thanks again in advance; you guys are the best and I really do appreciate the patience and help.

    - JB

  11. I'm actually switching from Andreas09 to another theme. Sorry to post a question and then change my theme altogether, but I do appreciate anybody who gave the question a look. Thanks as always!

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