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Background images that stretch rather than tile

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Is there any way to have a background image for a TD, TABLE, DIV or SPAN stretch to fill the current size of the object rather than tile?
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by:dynamics407
ID: 10777150
usually all that has to be done is upload the image, taking note of the images dimension ( h x w ) then define the table cell to fit that.

ie. assume that the image is 300 x 250.


<TABLE width="100%" height="100%">
  <TR>
  <TD width="250" height="300" background="image">
  Some text.
  </TD>
  </TR>
</TABLE>
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by:dgooding
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I assume you mean that the image is smaller than the td/table/div/span and instead of having a tiled background image, you want a stretched background image?
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by:elsamman
ID: 10778079
Correct.  It is a simple case of a table for a graphical button using text instead of graphics.  The buton is a table with one row and three columns.  The left and right cell have images with width=100% height=100% so they can stretch.  The middle cell has to be a background image because there is the button text in the cell.  The image tiles which is not very nice if you are going for 3D gradient effect.
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by:elsamman
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I definitely will not do it the way that is described in that post because I don't want to rely on Javascript being turned on.  None the less I did not think of that and it did not come up in my search. That sort of technique would definitely do the job.
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by:dgooding
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Glad I could help....  I think...  :)
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