Opacity in CSS

29 Sep

Today we learn about opacity in CSS! I made an example here and here you have the files.

Information about opacity in CSS:

The opacity property takes a value of the amount of transparency from 0.0 to 1.0. 0.0 is 100% transparent – anything below that element will show completely through. 1.0 is 100% opaque – nothing below the element will show through.

So to set an element to 50% transparent, you would write: opacity:0.5;

Neither IE 6 nor 7 support the CSS 3 opacity property. But you’re not out of luck. Instead, IE supports a Microsoft-only property “alpha filter”. Alpha filters in IE accept values from 0 (completely transparent) to 100 (completely opaque). So, to get your transparency in IE, you should multiply your opacity by 100 and add an alpha filter to your styles:

Alpha filter for IE: filter: alpha(opacity=50);
Alpha filter for Mozilla: -moz-opacity:0.5;

More info on About.com . Now let’s to see my example…

1. Open Notepad and type this.

Transparent DIV

background-image: url(“picture.jpg”);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
color: white;
font-size: 20px;
width: 200px;
height: 500px;
margin-left: 15em;
background-color: black;
opacity: 0.70;
p { padding-top: 20px;

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In this example i create an html page with css very simple. I put a background image and a div with the background color black. At this div I low the Opacity at 70%! In the next picture you have the div without opacity… is ugly!

image 1

Saw what you need to do is to write this code at the div opacity: 0.70;

Opacity in CSS Tutorial: Final Result

That’s it! Is very simple… here is the final result and here is an Lorem Ipsum Generator! Thank you!

Author’s URL: http://www.piticstyle.com


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