I have played with opacity filters only just a little and found them to be a little bit problematic. For example I experienced that the opacity filter did not simply effect the background color but everything in the division. Consequently I did not like the opacity lowering of my font.
I wanted to use it on ,
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So please any and all I would love to see comments on "opacity filters" and heck while your commenting let me know what you think of my styling job on the douglas bowman blogspot template>>> Aloha from
sorry bout the link dweebery
and by the way I am obviously not so swift at useing links within the text of a forum post>> he he
Anyone wanna tell me how to do it cleanly so it produces a clickable link as a normal h ref link?
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Yes opacity does effect text if its within same div you need to use it on an image in its own div then layer over it using z-index, but I haven't used it much myself, too propriatory ! although you can use -moz-opacity: 1.0; to acheive the same IE effect.
Opacity is now a css3 recommendation and has been adopted by Mozilla and Firefox latest versions.
opacity:0.5; /* values from 0 to 1 */