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setting an image as a background and putting it on the center of the web page?


I am trying to create webpage where I just have an image which should be on the background. It should be in the center of the page and below that image I want to say we are coming soon.

It is possible. I want to do it thru div tag.

Thanx in advance,

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<div style="background:url(image.jpg) no-repeat 50% 50%;">

ThinkPaperIT ConsultantCommented:
another method:

<STYLE type="text/css">
 BODY { background-image:url(background.gif);
               background-position:center center;
               background-attachment:fixed }
slickdealsAuthor Commented:
roonaan the div tag did not work.

ThinkPaper the style of the body works but then how do I control the size of the image.

Thanx in advance.
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slickdeals, Have you added content to the div, or set a height to it?

slickdealsAuthor Commented:
nope I am novice in HTML can u quote me with an example. That will be a great help.
Please have a go with this one:

<div style="background:url(image.jpg) no-repeat 50% 50%;height:500px;width:500px;">

Kind regards

Jeremy DaleySenior DeveloperCommented:
you could just place something like a "non-breaking space" to the <div> or even a 1x1 transparent gif.

non-breaking space = <div>&nbsp;</div>

the <div> won't expand to its specified css dimensions if nothing is contained within it.
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