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  1. #1
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    Hey everyone, I'm trying to make a transparent tab system (it sounds like a bad idea but I'll show you when its done, itll be amazing), but I'm having some trouble. I'll try to explain:

    With this code:
    <div style="height: 100px; width: 100%; background-color: #0000FF">
       <div style="height: 100px; width: 100px; background-color: #FF0000; float: left;"></div>
    I get a long rectangle with a square on top of its left side like this:
    and it looks like there's 100px of blue, and the rest of the width is red.

    However, if I give the blue div some opacity: 0.5, it doesn't give me the transparent blue im looking for, instead it blends with the red. It makes sense, because the blue is on top of the red. What I really need is for the blue to take up the left 100px, and the red to take up whatever's left.
    So I want this:
    so that when I give the blue div opacity: 0.5, the red won't show up behind it.

    My case gets a bit more complex than that: I won't know the width of the blue div; it's automatically generated.

    I tried floats, I tried tables, I tried everything. Does anyone know what I can do?


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    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
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    but I'll show you when its done, itll be amazing
    I'm sure it will.

    It's too hard to answer this without knowing what the final thing is supposed to be.
    Right now, I'm thinking you might need to do this with Flash.

    AJAX is another possibility, but again, no idea what the "amazing" part is going to be.

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    Senior Member diddy's Avatar
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    tricky issue, especially since we can't see what it's supposed to look like.

    Would you be able to give us a link to a page that you're working on, so we can see what's going on? Also, fire up photshop or something like that and draw us what you want it to look like. I'll be happy to help if I have more information, but from what it sounds like, flash might be your best bet.

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    Hey, thanks for your responses. I made a few pages to explain what i'm doing:

    I think I could do this with javascript but I really want to make it clean and css-only...

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