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Posted on 2013-02-01
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I have a div with a background image.  I am trying to maintain a responsive design.  However, the background image will not show without an actual height.  Any ideas or work arounds?

#in_depth {
	display:block;
	background-image:url(../img/products/icons/in-depth.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	min-width:50%; 
	min-height:50%;
	float:left;
	background-size:100%;
}

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Question by:rgranlund
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by:albacom
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Try:

Height:100%; ie
Overflow:hidden; ff
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by:rgranlund
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that did not work
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by:LZ1
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I'm not sure what your background image is or how it's being displayed, but you may want to include a responsive background as well:
http://www.onextrapixel.com/2012/03/02/using-css-background-size-responsively/
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by:LZ1
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Here is a much better resource:
http://www.css3.info/preview/background-size/
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Try to define the backround-position
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by:nickinthooz
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#in_depth {
	display:block;
	background:url('../img/products/icons/in-depth.jpg') no-repeat;
	min-width:50%; 
	min-height:50%;
	float:left;
	overflow: hidden;
}

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A div will not adjust to your background size.  If you have a background image that is 300 x 300 and you only have the letter "a" inside your div, your div will collapse to the size of the "a" unless you specify a height and width. We could help a lot more if we knew what your background image was and also what is inside the div.

To see what I'm saying, use this fiddle example, take the height and width out of the div and hit run, and you'll see what I'm talking about.

http://jsfiddle.net/eZhAH/1/
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background : url("image.jpg") no-repeat center; or left top
Or
background-position: center; or left top
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