When I can scroll down far enough to have the hot network questions overlap the footer (because my question is short) there is no background under the text:

screen shot

Could they either be given a white background: (just disable the transparency option)

suggested change

Or stop at the footer:

alternate suggestion

This also happens with the help text on some sites, as per this bug report:
CSS bug on Ask Question page on Programmers and Meta site

Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Latest LTS Version), Google Chrome Stable 41.0.2272.89 (Latest Version). Same problem with Firefox 36.0.1 (Latest Version) and Dooble 0.07 (Latest Version, stopped development in 2009).

Windows 10 Pro, Google Chrome Stable 41.0.2272.101 (Latest Version) and Internet Explorer Spartan 11.0.9800.00 (Latest Version).

(Images linked to screenshot of browser)

My question is different from Right-hand sidebar covers the footer on the "ask question" page and markdown help page because my issue is the lack of background on the footer.

It did have this not long ago. I think there was a site redesign?

  • The first option looks crappy. I agree with the second one in my opinion.
    – 54D
    Commented Mar 21, 2015 at 11:35
  • @Arceus meta.stackexchange.com/questions/136849/…
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 21, 2015 at 11:37
  • @Tim ahh. Thanks. Sorry :P
    – 54D
    Commented Mar 21, 2015 at 11:38
  • It is meant to be like that :p Site was redesigned I think...
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 21, 2015 at 11:39
  • retagged since it's also affecting more pages. Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 7:48
  • also relevant in tex.stackexchange.com where the sidebar has rgba(253,245,213,0.5) as background color Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 9:28
  • Looks like this has been fixed on meta.SE at least; the sidebar now has a white background and a gray border. If a similar issue still occurs on other sites, a specific report should probably be posted on those sites' metas. Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 11:17


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