Hi, I'm new to wordpress and trying to learn the ropes. I've been scouring the forums, knowledgebase and the internet for about 3 weeks now trying to make some changes to the default (kubrick) template. I've been able to move the side bar to the left and the "content" to the right, I have installed a few plugins, changed my header, and made a few other simple changes. The problem I am currently having is that I want a white background behind my content area on the right. I turned on a white background and it made a white box behind the header and footer (which I want transparent). I tried making a 960px wide x 1px tall white image to tile behind everything and it also tiles from top to bottom, behind the header and footer. You can see the site (it's just a test site for now) at:
I have the sidebar and content area colored right now so I can see where they sit on the page, so the sidebar is grey and the "content" is yellow. The header and footer are transparent, I have no color behind them - which is what I want.
I know I need to change the footer text color so it shows against the background, I figured I'd try to fix this problem first.
So, what I am trying to accomplish and haven't been able to do yet is to have a transparent background behind the header image, a white background behind the middle (sidebar & content), and then a transparent background behind the footer. When I'm done I really want the sidebar to be grey and the content white all the way down to the footer, but I can't figure out how to make that happen. Every time I try to do it using "background-color: #000000;" it runs from the top to the bottom of the page. If I try the same thing using an image it tiles exactly the same way.
I would REALLY appreciate any insight that anyone can offer.