CSS background opacity

on Ben’s Blog

How to adjust the opacity of the background of a div without affecting child elements:

.alpha60 {
    /* Fallback for web browsers that doesn't support RGBa */
    background: rgb(0, 0, 0);
    /* RGBa with 0.6 opacity */
    background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.6);
}