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Hi, I am working on a new page, and have applied a CSS border to a background image, but the border does not appear to show in IE or FF.  

It seems I am missing something...any ideas?
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Question by:wood1e
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by:hmare
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As far as I know, borders are not supported on background images. You could use Photoshop or some other editor to add the border to the image itself.
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For instance, see this tutorial :
http://www.bigbaer.com/css_tutorials/double.border.background.css.template.htm

and common types of borders at       http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/

HTWH
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So border can be used with background image?
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It sounds like   ;)
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Tony O'Byrne earned 1500 total points
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Rather than applying a graphical border to the image, include the image in another <div class="imageborder"> block...  Use a class something like the class below. The div wouldn't care then if its contents are an image or text or a cow - it'll try to put a border around it regardless.

If that doesn't work, then just add some margin in the imageborder class - I don't know if the image will hide the border if the image and containing <div> are the same size.
.imageborder{
  border-width: 1px;
  border-style: solid;
  border-color: blue;
}

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