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Background color of all content area

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Can I get some fresh eyes on this please? I want to be able to set the background color of the content area - including full width of the screen of course. (not the header or footer)
This should work, but is not taking effect:
div#main-content { background-color: #000!important; }

They'll want a very light grey, not black, but I'm using black to try to get it to work.

http://new.atra-flex.com/why-atra-flex/grid-coupling-comparison/

Any help is appreciated!
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Hey, it is working.  Issue is on line 9644, where you have:

.et_pb_section setting the background color to white.
That one is a child of the #main-content, so hiding the black color you want.
Heather RitcheyProgrammer

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Is that the parent style sheet you found that? If so, I have to override it in the child stylesheet.
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It was in style.css.
Important note that I forgot to mention... I didn't actually see the "div#main-content " class you referred to anywhere in the page.  I had to add it manually to Chrome tools to find the issue.

Not sure if the site you posted is up to date?
Heather RitcheyProgrammer

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Which style.css? I use firefox. At the top of the stylesheet where I need to add is Divi child atra flex. And I didn't leave in the div#main-content because even though it should work, it didn't.
I have to over-ride what ever in the parent won't let me change it. I can only put the css in the child or it will be overwritten on upgrade.
Kim WalkerWeb Programmer/Technician

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I'm seeing a different conflict, but I see a div#main-content. The conflict is coming from Divi/style.css on line 3093. This style selector is more specific so it's taking precedence.
.page.et_pb_pagebuilder_layout #main-content {
    background-color: transparent;
}

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Heather RitcheyProgrammer

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Tried:
.page.et_pb_pagebuilder_layout #main-content {
    background-color: #000!important;
}

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Still didn't work - remember, I have to override the parent, I can't edit it.
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Kim WalkerWeb Programmer/Technician

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My mistake. I was so busy looking for #main-content I didn't notice there are two other elements on top of it. Now I see what Snarf0001 saw in his initial comment. The style definition on line 9644 of Divi/style.css. You'll have to change that div (.et_pb_section) background-color from white to transparent for the #main-content div to be visible. You could also change div.et_pb_section to the desired background color, but since that's a class definition, it could change the background of other elements, too, which could be a problem.
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