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How do I add a background to a cascading style sheet?

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I have some code of a cascading style sheet that I would like to put a back ground in the website that it references but I don't have the website it references.  I have the background image on disk, how do I code in the background image in the CSS code? John
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Question by:Round_Butte
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Hi Round_Butte,

.someclass {
                    background: url(images/file.gif)
}
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by:nizsmo
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To add to jason1178's solution, you can add no-repeat at the back or repeat-x repeat-y for repeating or no repeating of background image, eg:

.someclass
{
      background: url(images/file.gif) no-repeat;
}

Hop ethis helps.
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by:Rouchie
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If you background is for the body element (i.e. the page background on every page), then you can assign this directly to the BODY:


body {

     background:white url(somedirectory/myimage.jpg) no-repeat top left;

}

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by:Jason C. Levine
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Hey, look who found the new code snippet feature. :)
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by:Rouchie
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Yes...
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But not very useful for when I'm including multiple chunks of code!

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by:Round_Butte
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So I use url() regardless if its on the web or hard disk? John
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its the relative path to your html file, so if it is in the same directory then just put url(myimage.jpg). Essentially everything is on the hard disk it is just how you reference to the file.
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by:Round_Butte
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thank you
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by:Round_Butte
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So I have to build a folder for my files????
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glad to help!
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