hi there! any advice on how to allow a background image flow over the margins of a website? imagine a site with grey vertical bars on either side of a white middle portion. i'd like to allow vines, which are part of the white background image, to flow from the middle portion onto the grey bars. is there a way to do this? do i need to make the vines into some other element rather than have it be part of the background? can provide code/image if needed. thank you for your help!
Use an rgba (red green blue alpha) background colour for the grey bars like rgba(180,180,180,0.6) if you only care about modern browsers, if you need to cater for IE, use a repeated transparent png background.
What jbinbpt says about transparent png not being supported, it is by all commonly used browsers except IE6 - and there are a couple of scripts that can be used to get support in IE6 fairly simply (though they can be buggy)