To make the web site more personalised, the layout and style have been changed. This was done by updating the default.ctp and cake.generic.css files.
To change the site title, $cakeDescription in default.ctp file has been updated:
$cakeDescription = __d('cake_dev', 'Football Stars: CakePHP');
I customised the body and content backgrounds, header, header icon, and by editing cake.generic.css:
background: #fff url('../img/grass.jpg') top center no-repeat;
padding: 10px 20px 40px 20px;
margin: 0 10px;
The body background is an image. The content background is transparent. To set transparency rgba(255,255,255, 0.9) function was used. RGBa extends the RGB colors model to include the alpha channel, allowing specification of the opacity of a color(the 4th value – 0.9- means 90% opaque white). ‘0’ means transparent; ‘1’ means opaque.