Okay, I've searched this forum, and followed about 8 online tutorials... but still can't get this simple thing working.
All I want to do is have a fixed background image, and have the central blogging part of the page in white. Like this:
http://essentialkeystrokes.com/tutorial-add-a-background-to-your-wordpress-theme/ (scroll down a bit)
In otherwords, the backgroumd image just shows around the edge.
But my background image is not fixed. And it shows through the central part of the page, obscuring the text.
This is what I have in my CSS (it's the Ari theme, by the way)
font-family:'Droid Sans', arial, sans-serif;
Any help really appreciated.
(I've just moved from WordPress.com over to my own domain and paid-for hosting and am finding it a lot harder. Not because I am editing CSS - I like the challenge - but because everything seems a lot harder to get working. And small things seem different. Some features on WordPress.com are inexplicably missing on WordPress.org. Like easily changing your background. And the search field widget and button don't have slightly rounded corners anymore. And getting a simple RSS image on your site is really easy on WordPress.com, but a pain on WordPress.org. Am still learning, but finding it frustrating.)