That is disappointing news. You would be correct, I indeed use Connect. You can customize pretty much everything in Connect. Why is this functionality not available in Connect?
Hi David Buehler,
I have just had the same question and by doing some research in the forum I found a way that works fine for the web forms. To accomplish something like this, open the <Surveyname>.info file in the survey's folder and paste the the code shown below just before the last "}":
This code works for v3.1 and above. You can find more info at this thread:
Since your question is a bit old, I hope that you have already found the solution, but I thought that maybe it will help others too.
Using Connect, you can set the background color of a group by using backgroundColor property in the body::esri::style column (on the begin group line). The backgroundColor color is specified using either the hex color code or the standard HTML color name, e.g. backgroundColor="#eeeeee" (light gray) or backgroundColor="MistyRose"