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Posted on 2010-11-25
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Hello,

I'm using the below to stretch a background image all the way down to the bottom of my webpage, but the background-size seems to only do that for chrome and not IE and Firefox.  In IE and Firefox it only vertically spans a quarter of the page....any ideas?

body{
      background-image: url(images/bg_home.png);
      background-repeat: repeat-x;
      background-size: 100%;
}
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by:numberkruncher
ID: 34214315
It isn't supported in IE, but in FireFox I believe that you can do it with:
body{
      background-image: url(images/bg_home.png);
      background-repeat: repeat-x; 
      background-size: 100%;
      -moz-background-size: 100%;
}

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by:cgray1223
ID: 34214351
thanks that worked in Firefox.  Anyone else have any IE ideas?
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by:numberkruncher
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What about putting an IMG tag behind your main page DIV and have it stretched to full width and height with fixed position?

You would need to use z-order CSS attribute to achieve this.
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by:numberkruncher
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Here is an example:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
	<head>
		<title>Demo Page</title>
		<style type="text/css">
			html, body {
				margin: 0;
				padding: 0;
			}
			img.bkgnd {
				position: fixed;
				top: 0; left: 0;
				width: 100%;
				height: 100%;
				z-index: -1000;
			}
		</style>
	</head>
	<body>
		<img class="bkgnd" src="test.jpg" />
		<h1>Demo Page</h1>
		<div>
			Your stuff!
		</div>
	</body>
</html>

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numberkruncher earned 2000 total points
ID: 34214377
Actually it is probably a good idea to include print media tag so that background is not printed!
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
	<head>
		<title>Demo Page</title>
		<style type="text/css">
			html, body {
				margin: 0;
				padding: 0;
			}
			@media screen {
				img.bkgnd {
					position: fixed;
					top: 0; left: 0;
					width: 100%;
					height: 100%;
					z-index: -1000;
				}
			}
			@media print {
				img.bkgnd {
					display: none;
				}
			}
		</style>
	</head>
	<body>
		<img class="bkgnd" src="test.jpg" />
		<h1>Demo Page</h1>
		<div>
			Your stuff!
		</div>
	</body>
</html>

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by:cgray1223
ID: 34214475
Great idea numberkruncher!  It looks great on firefox and chrome but in IE it covers up the header and div text.  When I inspect the contents the text element is there....but it doesn't show in IE
<html>
	<head>
		<style type="text/css">
			html, body {
				margin: 0;
				padding: 0;
			}
			@media screen {
				img.bkgnd {
					position: fixed;
					top: 0; left: 0;
					width: 100%;
					height: 100%;
					z-index: -1000;
				}
			}
			@media print {
				img.bkgnd {
					display: none;
				}
			}
		
		</style>
	</head>
	<body>
		<img class="bkgnd" src="images/bg_home.png" />
		<h1>Demo Page</h1>
		<div>
			Your stuff!
		</div>
		
	</body>
</html>

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by:numberkruncher
ID: 34214490
Which version of IE are you using because it seemed to work on my version?
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by:numberkruncher
ID: 34214500
The only way that I can make that example fail is with "Quirks Mode" emulation in IE.
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by:numberkruncher
numberkruncher earned 2000 total points
ID: 34214503
Did you include the <!DOCTYPE tag? that could be the difference between failure and working?
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by:cgray1223
ID: 34214515
I wasn't including the doctype, that fixed it!  Thanks for all the help!!
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by:numberkruncher
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No problem, glad that I could help!
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