FAQ: Learn CSS Selectors Visual Rules - CSS Visual Rules - Color

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In this lesson we covered the way in which you can change the background color of text using the background-color property, but things tend to look kind of ugly if the background is just a solid color.

Is there any way to change the opacity of background colors?

you could use rgba (red, green, blue, alpha), where alpha is the o-capacity (from 0 (completely transparent) till 1 (solid))

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Ah. Alright. So you would have the background-color property and its value would be rgba(…,…,…,0.5) or something like that, and you would just remove the opacity property altogether, correct?

yes, then it would just be rgb color (i need to type at least 20 characters, so i couldn’t just type yes :wink: )