Ok, so here is what I'm looking to do. Whether it's possible or not, that has yet to be seen. Actually, whether it's possible for a noob like me is probably more accurate.
Here is my page:
(Don't judge...just started work on it)
In terms of the current layout, the blue top and the white ground are part of the background image. The title text, the tree, and the people silhouette's are the header with a transparent background.
I was thinking that I'd like the bottom of the page to "mirror" the top of the page. That is, go from white to blue along the bottom and I was going to have a white silhouette root design in the blue footer. I designed it all in Photoshop without thinking that the footer box didn't span the whole width of the page. Is this even possible?
I know that I could have built that into the background, but how would that work on a page that's height varies depending on the content? To me, that doesn't seem to be the right answer to this problem.
I hope this makes sense. Any help would be greatly appreciated.