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  • Hello out there,

    I’ve been learning some basic code so that I can make adjustments on my blog/website, Right now, I’m trying to change the basic colors. I figured out how to change printing colors, but would like to know if there’s a way to change the original Talian black/green/orange color scheme. Right now, I’ve got a mishmash. I’m a beginner, really, but is there any help for me?

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Look for background and background-color in your theme’s stylesheet.

    Thanks, Esmi. I’ve looked and changed everything related to color that I can find in there. Sometimes it seems to change certain things, sometimes it doesn’t do a darned thing. No matter what I do I still don’t seem to be able to change the original black green orange color scheme of Talian 1.0 within the stylesheet. Any other ideas?

    You seem to have images as background, rather than actual color
    for example, under ‘body’ you have:
    background-image: url(images/headerbg.gif);

    try to change it to
    background: #fff;

    look for other image instances, and change them into color – as above – like:

    #wrapper {
        background: url(/img/main-back.gif)
    #footer {
        clear: both;
        background: #fff url(/img/footer.gif) 100% 0 no-repeat;

    Basically, look for where it says url(/img/whatever.gif) and change into just #fff or any other value.

    Hope this helps.

    Please bear with me. I do see some instances with the code as you say being: url(whatever.gif), but these are under individual sections, like “calendar” or “posts.” Where is the black background at the very top of the site. At the very top of the style sheet, where it has the following code, which I changed where is says background, but it didn’t do anything except change the print color of “Bruised Muse”, what is this controlling?

    body {

    font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial;

    font-size: 70%;

    color: white

    margin: 0px;

    padding: 0px;


    background-repeat: repeat-x;

    background-position: top;


    @frandorf – You seem to have fixed it, I don’t see the black header anymore.

    Indeed, but now my tagline is in white and can’t be seen. I’ll keep trying to fix that one. Thanks. You gave me courage to play with code and knowledge, Buddha Trance.

    @frandorf – That’s great! I can tell you are changing colors around and having fun. 🙂

    Just in case, the css for the tagline is under
    .header_site_desc p
    You can change the color where it is defined in that paragraph.

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