the only background-color I’m getting is purple (blue?)
Well, the whole color-coding idea didn’t work out that great, since the columns/rows/grid all stack on top of each other and you’ll only ever see the “top” (column) color. I just wanted to try to give some concept of where the elements laid out. But you can do better by looking at the dev tools.
I definitely like this sticky footer thing you made! I might have to steal the damn thing.
Thanks, but the original idea isn’t mine. Caught it from somewhere a few years ago. Here’s an article (though this is not where I originally found it).
there seems to be something weird going on in Chrome with the margins. Safari looks much better.
The first pen or the second? and what version/OS?
They both look consistent to me (Chrome 35/Linux).