Website Background CSS

Hey Experts I have a hopefully pretty easy one for ya.

I have attached my super simple site. So far I can't get the body to show the background in the images folder. It won't show up. I eventually want it to just repeat down the page and float in the center of the page on the x-axis.

First step is getting it to show up. Please tell me what I am missing!

-Jeff
Basic-Site.zip
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jeffiepooAsked:
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s8webConnect With a Mentor Commented:
On second look, the path is wrong too.

With the current structure, make it look like this:

body {
  background: url(../images/Background.jpg) repeat-y;
  width: 800px;
  height: 800px;
}

Also, setting a width and height on the body like that is unusual and probably not what you want to do.
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s8webConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Removing the comma before repeat-y should do it.
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s8webCommented:
In a css file, the location of the dependent files are relative to the css file, not the page.
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s8webConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you take your background image and crop it down so that it is 1px high, you will achieve the same look without the seam. The file will also be smaller.

I don't know if this page is intended for the public, but if it is, anyone with a display smaller than 1680x1050 isn't going to see the right side of your background.
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jeffiepooAuthor Commented:
Now what is wrong? I made the suggested changes.
Basic-Site.zip
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s8webConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Not much really. You have a good start. You will need to put the background on the body. The rest of the adjustments are to center everything appropriately.

/* reset browser styles */
html, body, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, ol, ul, li, pre, code, address, variable, form, fieldset, blockquote {
 padding: 0;
 margin: 0;
 font-size: 100%;
 font-weight: normal;
}
ol { 
  margin-left: 1.4em; 
  list-style: decimal; 
}
ul { 
  margin-left: 1.4em; 
  list-style:square; 
}
img {
  border: 0;
}
/* end reset browser styles */
body{
	background: url(../images/Background.jpg) top center repeat-y;
	text-align:center;
	}
#main {
  width: 950px;
  margin: 0 auto;
  text-align:left;
}

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jeffiepooAuthor Commented:
Why did the background not work inside of the div tag?
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s8webConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well, actually it did. The reason you didn't see the background is because there was no content in the div. At that point the div was collapsed and not taking up any space. If you were to put the background image on that div, the background would not be displayed past the end of the content. By putting it on the body, it extends the entire height of the page regardless of content.
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