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JQuery Fade Background Image but not entire div's text

Posted on 2009-05-17
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I have the following CSS and HTML. I have the main div's background as an image, I want to fade the image bu not the entire div. When I run the following code the fade entire div fades but I just want the background image to fade not the text "test"
////CSS

#pagewidth{ 

background:url(images/bg_normal.jpg) right top no-repeat;

width:1024px;

text-align:left;

margin-left:auto;

margin-right:auto;

} 
 

///HTML

<link rel="stylesheet" href="includes/css/css.css" type="text/css" />

<script type="text/JavaScript" src="includes/jquery.js"></script>

</head>

<script type="text/JavaScript">

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {

		$('#pagewidth').fadeTo("fast", 0.4);

});

</script>	

<body>

	<div id="pagewidth">

			<div id="wrapper" class="clearfix" > 

			<div id="maincol" >test</div>

			</div>

	</div>

</body>

</html>

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Question by:phper
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You can't fade just the background of a div tag. Fading will affect the entire element, and all child elements.
To achieve the effect you want, you'll need to place a div inside of pagewidth which is a sibling of the div with the test "test" and then fade that.
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