I've been working on a color scheme based around Mercury theme, and I need to have the text in the footer a different color from the main body text. I tried simply adding a color to the footer id in the css,
but that didn't work, so I tried adding a new class for the footer area, and adding that class to the text in index.template.php,
<span class="smalltext footertext"><b>Mercury</b> design by <a href="http://www.tinyportal.co.uk" target="_blank">Bloc</a></span>
Which sort of works, but the two <span>'s I found didn't include all of the footer text. Some of it seems to be called by a copyright function, theme_copyright().
Ideally there would be a simple way to change change all of the text in the tooter area to a color different from the rest of the board. Any suggestions?