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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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by:Snarf0001
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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.
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by:Dzynit
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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?
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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.
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by:Kim Walker
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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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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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That wouldn't have been a problem, you had specified !important, so that would still override the higher specificity of the .page selector.

And it was in the main stylesheet, if you override the background color of the sub-element in your stylesheet it should work.

Try:

#main-content .et_pb_section { background-color:transparent; }

That's more specific than the current class that's on there, it should hide the white on the child, and let whatever background you put back on #main (with !important) flow through.
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by:Kim Walker
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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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