Here are some hacks that I always end up needing, yet forgetting where I found them…then spend oodles of time Googling for fixes…So to start things off…this is a hack which allows for a semi-transparent object, such as a div, nav, section, article….more to come!

and here is the gist CSS Hack-Semi-transparent textbox;

#front_display {
width: 450px;
height: auto;
padding: 25px;
background:rgb(0,0,0);
background: transparent\9;
background:rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#66000000,endColorstr=#66000000);
zoom: 1;
border-radius: 10px;
}
#front_display:nth-child(n) {
filter: none;
}