I've just spent ages working out how to get a non-repeating background image and then making fade into a solid background colour. I did all the design and testing in chrome and now I've just tried it internet explorer and the site shows up perfectly, but no background picture and just plain white colour.
Here's the website: http://taylortaylordiscos.com/
and here's the "body style" code I have:
font-family: tahoma, arial, sans-serif;
background: url(/wp-content/themes/atahualpa342/images/bgroundv2.JPG)no-repeat top center #493249;
Also, any comments on how I can improve my design would be welcome!