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How to make the background DIV only transparent using CSS

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

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I am using CSS attrubutes :

filter: alpha(opacity=90);    

opacity: .9;

to make the DIV transparent, but when I add another DIV inside this DIV it makes it transparent also.

I want to make the outer(background) DIV only transparent. How ?

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Fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/uenrX/1/

The opacity property of the outer DIV cannot be undone by the inner DIV. If you want to achieve transparency, use rgba or hsla:

Outer div:

background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.9); /* Color white with alpha 0.9*/

Inner div:

background-color: #FFF; /* Background white, to override the background propery*/

EDIT
Because you’ve added filter:alpha(opacity=90) to your question, I assume that you also want a working solution for (older versions of) IE. This should work (-ms- prefix for the newest versions of IE):

/*Padded for readability, you can write the following at one line:*/
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(
    GradientType=1,
    startColorStr="#E6FFFFFF",
    endColorStr="#E6FFFFFF");

/*Similarly: */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(
    GradientType=1,
    startColorStr="#E6FFFFFF",
    endColorStr="#E6FFFFFF");

I’ve used the Gradient filter, starting with the same start- and end-color, so that the background doesn’t show a gradient, but a flat colour. The colour format is in the ARGB hex format. I’ve written a JavaScript snippet to convert relative opacity values to absolute alpha-hex values:

var opacity = .9;
var A_ofARGB = Math.round(opacity * 255).toString(16);
if(A_ofARGB.length == 1) A_ofARGB = "0"+a_ofARGB;
else if(!A_ofARGB.length) A_ofARGB = "00";
alert(A_ofARGB);

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I had the same problem, this is the solution i came up with, which is much easier!

Make a little 1px x 1px transparent image and save it as a .png file.

In the CSS for your DIV, use this code:

background:transparent url('/images/trans-bg.png') repeat center top;

Remember to change the file path to your transparent image.

I think this solution works in all browsers, maybe except for IE 6, but I haven’t tested.

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Just do not include a background color for that div and it will be transparent.

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It’s not possible, opacity is inherited by child nodes and you can’t avoid this. To have only the parent transparent, you have to play with positioning (absolute) of the elements and their z-index

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I don’t know if this has changed. But from my experience. nested elements have a maximum opacity equal to the fathers.

Which mean:

<div id="a">
<div id="b">
</div></div>

Div#a has 0.6 opacity
div#b has 1 opacity

Has #b is within #a then it’s maximum opacity is always 0.6

If #b would have 0.5 opacity. In reallity it would be 0.6*0.5 == 0.3 opacity

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.modalBackground
    {

        filter: alpha(opacity=80);
        opacity: 0.8;
        z-index: 10000;
    }

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background-image:url('image/img2.jpg'); 
background-repeat:repeat-x;

Use some image for internal image and use this.

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<div id="divmobile" style="position: fixed; background-color: transparent;
    z-index: 1; bottom:5%; right: 0px; width: 50px; text-align:center;" class="div-mobile">