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Posted on 2003-11-10
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I currently have my site load a background image using this code:

<style type="text/css">
<!--
body
{
  background-position: top;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-image: url("../Images/Background.jpg");  /*default image background*/
}

-->
</style>

Is it possible to make this image stretch to the full size of users screen rather that it just being the normal pixel size?  
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Question by:sre22
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NeoTek earned 100 total points
ID: 9718057
Hi,

Unfortunately there is no way to do this with CSS.  Depending on your picture depends on how you can make it look "good".  You can set the background to repeat, use layers or make the image very big.  Could you please provide a link to your site  so I may explain the best possible method?

NeoTek
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by:sre22
ID: 9718259
Unfortunately it is an Intranet so you won't have access to it.  The backgrounds fit a 1024x768 resolution but when using a larger resolution the image does not fill the screen.  I tried using a repeating background but it doesn't look right because the image just looks tiled.
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by:sre22
ID: 9718287
how do the other options work that you were talking about (frames etc..)
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by:klykken
klykken earned 100 total points
ID: 9720115
Background images never stretch :-/ That goes for any element unfortunately.

-klykken
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by:sre22
ID: 9723367
Thanks..
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by:danalmar
ID: 10019565
oups,
sorry to desagree, but you can use a JavaScript to strech it.
thanks to Massimo Foti !


<script language="JavaScript">
function makeIm() {
NS4=(document.layers);
IE4=(document.all);
scaleWidth = true;
scaleHeight = true;
imSRC = "images/yourImage.jpg";
if (NS4) {
origWidth = innerWidth;
origHeight = innerHeight;}
function reDo() {
if (innerWidth != origWidth || innerHeight != origHeight)
location.reload();}
if (NS4) onresize = reDo;
if (IE4) onresize = reDoIE;
function reDoIE(){
imBG.width = document.body.clientWidth;
imBG.height = document.body.clientHeight;}
winWid = (NS4) ? innerWidth : document.body.clientWidth;
winHgt = (NS4) ? innerHeight : document.body.clientHeight;
imStr = "<div id=elBGim"
+ " style='position:absolute;left:0;top:0;z-index:-1'>"
+ "<img name='imBG' border='0' src="+imSRC;
if (scaleWidth) imStr += " width="+winWid;
if (scaleHeight) imStr += " height="+winHgt;
imStr += "></div>";
document.write(imStr);}
makeIm();
</script>
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by:pmanse
ID: 10736476
It's doing exactly what I want/expect it to, but I'm getting an "object required" runtime error on the line: "winWid = (NS4) ? innerWidth : document.body.clientWidth;" I asked a developer who's better with JavaScript than i am if he'd take a look. He's questioning the imBG object and thinks I'm missing an include. Do you know what might be going on?
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by:pmalatac
ID: 11555442
This script doesnt seem to run in navigator 7.1.  It works fin in IE6 though any suggestions??
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