tkane tkane - 17 days ago 6
CSS Question

How to change background (not text) color opacity with javascript?

I'd like to take an existing background color of a div element and only adjust opacity... how would I do that?

Found very simple solution to my problem; requires jquery-color plugin but it's by far the best solution in my opinion:

$('#div').css('backgroundColor', $.Color({ alpha: value }));


Opacity is tricky because there's still no cross-browser supported mechanism, even though its supposed to be in CSS3.

What you most likely want to do is change the background-color style's alpha channel. See:

Someone has developed a JQuery plugin that does just what you want:

With this plugin, you can control just the "back opacity" without affecting child elements.