I don't know if this will work, and since I have to run to class in a few minutes, I don't have the time just this second to see if this will work:
Transparency within an element only affects text and images (at least for me, thus far - please correct me if I'm wrong), but I want to get the background of an element to be slightly transparent. If I were to set a 1px by 1px white image as the entire background of the element and then alter the transparency, do you, all-knowing SP regulars, think my transparent bg problem will be fixed?
Here's a clearer idea of what I'm trying to do: Test site. Where the globe displays inside the content, I want to see if it's possible for that part of the image to be displayed behind the slightly transparent background.
Sorry if the post itself doesn't make much sense - I'm rushing just a tad Thanks!